Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

7/6/2007

Social Security Death Index

“Long before the economic blight of the depression descended on the Nation, millions of our people were living in wastelands of want and fear. Men and women too old and infirm to work either depended on those who had but little to share, or spent their remaining years within the walls of a poorhouse . . .The Social Security Act offers to all our citizens a workable and working method of meeting urgent present needs and of forestalling future need . . .

— President Franklin Roosevelt; August 14, 1938, radio address on the third anniversary of the Social Security Act

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