Title: U.S. Social Security Death Index (SSDI)
Text: Begun in 1935 by the Social Security Act signed into law by FDR, more than thirty million Americans were registered for the economic security sanctions by 1937. From 1937 to 1940, payments were made in one-lump sums amounts with the first amount being seventeen cents. Following amendments in 1939, the payments turned into monthly benefits and increased. Following further amendments in 1950, cost-of-living increases were awarded to those who were receiving benefits. From 1950 to the present, benefits have increased yearly in response to inflation concerning the costs of living.
Title: 1920 United States Federal Census
Text: Federal census takers were asked to record information about every person who was in each household on the census day. A census taker might have visited a house on a later date, but the information he collected was supposed to be about the people who were in the house on the census day. The basic census enumeration unit was the county. Each county was divided into enumeration districts, one for each enumerator. The completed forms were sent to the Commerce Department's Census Office in Washington, D.C.Federal censuses are usually reliable, depending on the knowledge of the informant and the care of the census enumerator. Information may have been given to a census taker by any member of the family or by a neighbor. Some information may have been incorrect or deliberately falsified.
Title: U.S. World War II Army Enlistment
Text: United States Army involvement in World War II formally began with attack on Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941. Germany, Italy, the Soviet Union, Japan, and China had already been fighting with the United Kingdom, France, and other forces as early as 1939 with the invasion by Germany into Poland.With more than nine million American men and women involved in the European and Pacific conflicts, there is a high likelihood that a relative of someone searching today could have fought in World War II. These records lead to further information about the person, and to further records concerning pensions, and medical records.After finding pertinent information for a veteran, requesting whatever military records are available is the next step to receiving pension records, medical records, and other personnel files. Due to a fire at the St. Louis facility in 1973, it is less likely to find military records between 1912 and 1959, but there are possibilities. In order to view original records at the facility is it highly recommended to make an appointment by calling the NPRC Archival Research Room in St. Louis, MO: 314-801-0850.The following is from the National Personnel Records Center:The National Personnel Records Center, Military Personnel Records (NPRC-MPR) is the repository of millions of military personnel, health, and medical records of discharged and deceased veterans of all services during the 20th century. (Records prior to WWI are in Washington, DC.) NPRC (MPR) also stores medical treatment records of retirees from all services, as well as records for dependent and other persons treated at naval medical facilities. Information from the records is made available upon written request (with signature and date) to the extent allowed by law.This site is provided for those seeking information regarding military personnel, health and medical records stored at NPRC (MPR).If you are a veteran or next-of-kin of a deceased veteran, you may now use vetrecs.archives.gov to order a copy of your military records. For all others, your request is best made using a Standard Form 180. It includes complete instructions for preparing and submitting requests. Please Note: All requests must be in writing, signed and mailed to us at the address shown below.National Personnel Records Center Military Personnel Records 9700 Page Avenue St. Louis, MO 63132-5100http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/military-personnel/index.htmlNational Archives and Records Administration. Office of Records Services - Washington, D.C. Modern Records Programs. Electronic and Special Media Records Services Division. Series from Record Group 64: Records of the National Archives and Records Administration. Although this series was created in 2002, it contains information from the period 1938 through 1946. The agency converted the Army Serial Number microfilm of computer punch cards to electronic form to support the military records reconstruction project. This file resulted from a subsequent project to prepare the records for use in the Access to Archival Databases project.
Title: Florida, Marriages, 1970 - 1999
Text: In addition to the genealogical information this index provides about the marriage, these records can be useful in requesting the original marriage licenses from which this index is derived. Additional information is usually available on the original documents and may list the bride's and groom's birthplace and the names and birthplaces of their parents. Copies of original marriage records can be obtained from the <A href="http://www.floridahealth.gov/certificates-and-registries/certificates/marriage/index.html" target="_blank">Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics</a> for a fee.
Title: Michigan, Divorce Records, 1897-1952
Page: Michigan Department of Community Health, Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics; Lansing, Michigan; Michigan. Divorce records
Publication: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.
Title: Massachusetts, Marriage Index, 1901-1955 and 1966-1970
Publication: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.
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The biological father of my grandpa, John Stephens. I was told he was not a good man, he would abuse my grandpas mother and his siblings. My grandpas mother left hin when my grandpa was only 1 year
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