Social Security Death Master Search Form

To search, select or verify your permissible use from the Drivers' Privacy Protection Act (DPPA) or the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) drop-down lists, then fill in the form and click Search. You must fill in at least one field; you don't need to enter data for every field.

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ValueDescription
Form Search/Terms and Connectors
  • Select Form Search if you want to search just by filling in the form. You can use alphabetical characters, spaces, periods, and apostrophes, but not wildcards (! or *) or connectors (AND, OR, and W/2) in your search.
  • Select Terms and Connectors searching if you want to enter search terms in addition to the fields displayed on the form. An Additional Terms field appears. You can use wildcards and connectors (AND's and OR's and AND NOT) in all the fields.
Last NameEnter the person's last name. If you are not sure of the correct spelling, select Find similar-sounding last names. Your search will find names that match, sound like, or are spelled similarly to the name.
Example: If you enter klein, your search will also find records with the last names "Cline" and "Kline".
First NameEnter the person's first name or initial. Select the Find nicknames of first name to find alternatives to the first name you specify.
Example: If you enter robert, your search will also find records with the nicknames "Rob" and "Robbie".
Middle Name / InitialEnter the person's middle name or initial.
SSN

You can use a Social Security Number as a search term. However, if you do not possess the proper authorization, such as a member of a recognized law enforcement agency, it will not appear in any of the retrieved information.

Example:
123456789
123 45 6789
123-45-6789
						
Link ID

Enter the 12-digit identifier associated with the individual you're searching for.

Example: 000123456789
Tip: One way to find an individual's unique Link ID number is to run an initial search using the Name fields. Then, once you see a Link ID in the results, you can click that number to initiate a new search and get the most comprehensive, relevant results possible.
StateSelect the state the person resides in or select All Available States.
City

Enter the city of residence for the person you are looking for. Your search will find results for the exact city name as well as for associated city names.

Example: If you enter Skokie (and Illinois for the state) your search will find records for Chicago as well as for Skokie.
Zip CodeYou can enter a zip code to limit your search to a specific geographical area. We recommend you limit your entry to the 5-digit form most commonly used.
Date of Birth

You can use a birth date to narrow your search. Searching on date of birth alone will not produce any results; you must enter a last name or a street address in addition to the birth date.

Enter two digits for the month, two digits for the day and four digits for the year, separated by slashes.

Example: 01/05/1970
Date of Death

Enter the date of death. Searching on date of birth alone will not produce any results; you must enter a last name or a street address in addition to the date of death.

Enter two digits for the month, two digits for the day and four digits for the year. You must enter at least the year.

Example:

1970

01 1970

01 05 1970

SearchClick the Search button to begin your search.
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