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Out-of-State Social Security Death Index Records Going Offline

In July of 2008, the Washington State Digital Archives decided to add the entire Social Security Death Index to our website as a service to our visitors. Since the Social Security Death Index is a paid subscription service, we wanted to give researchers access to the full index rather than hiding non-Washington State entries. Since then, we have received a lot of feedback asking us to remove these records.

Based on your feedback from the online surveys, email suggestions, and phone calls, we have decided to remove these records from our website. This will limit the amount of search results received when searching the various deaths records available on this site, and will hopefully make it easier to use the Washington State Digital Archives.

For those needing to search the full U.S. Index, these records are currently available for free from various genealogy websites, including rootsweb and GenealogyBank.

To search the Social Security Death Index for Washington State, please visit: http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/TitleInfo.aspx?tid=2.