I tried looking up an acquaintance who had died almost 30 years ago on the Social Security Death Index. I have everything, full first-middle-last name, complete dates of birth, death, and exact location of death.
But nothing came up.
I know they had to of had an SS number as they served in the Army, and had gainful employment as well.
At first I thought it was because they had never received SS benefits, but I looked up another person who also died very young (and 6 years prior) and they were on there.
Any reason why someone wouldn’t appear on the index?