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* Finding the minimum information for the Social Security Death Index

To find an individual's parents' names in the Social Security Death Index, you only need to know the individual's name. If you do not have the minimum information to locate a Social Security Death Index record, you can either:

* Get help finding some of the minimum information by selecting the following item,

Name

* click the Back button on your browser to return to the list of other places where you can find an individual's parents' names, or

* read the paragraphs below for a few additional tips.

Finding parents' names

Try looking at obituaries for the children, as well as gravestones and cemetery records. They are likely places to find information about an individual's parents. For help locating cemeteries and cemetery records, see the topic Locating cemeteries and cemetery records.

Make sure to check photo albums, scrapbooks, diaries, and family Bibles at home. See the topic Finding information at home for more information. Also check for local histories. See the topic Finding previous research.

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