Template:SSDI rootsweb

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Rootsweb Social Security Death Index search for [1]. Retrieved on .

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Usage[edit]

{{SSDI rootsweb}} links to a Social Security Death Index (SSDI) record in the online mirror site maintained by rootsweb.ancestry.com. The rootsweb.ancestry.com manually may be accessed through Rootsweb SSDI Search. (NOTE: This template was modeled after Template:US trademark.)

Parameters

The parameters were based on the parameters used by rootsweb. See the URL for this, for example. The Wikipedia SSDI rootsweb template takes up to eight parameters: |lastname=, |firstname=, |ssn=, |birth=, |death=, |middlename=, |namesiffix=, and |accessdate=.

With no parameters specified, the generated link will take a reader to the SSDI rootsweb search page. Any specified parameters need to be in a format expect by ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com. For example, birth=27+Jan+1946 and death=Feb+1989 (using the + sign) is how ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com expects to receive the birth and death parameter data.

Using only the |ssn= (social security number) parameter such as ssn=548-82-7076 usually will be enough to provide a correct link to SSDI rootsweb. However, Wikipedia visual output of Template:SSDI rootsweb is based on the |firstname= |middlename= |lastname= |accessdate= parameters. Thus, for proper display of the citation in Wikipedia, the |firstname=, |lastname=, and |accessdate= parameters should be used.

If your template string does not link to the target page at ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com, your Wikipedia template string may lack sufficient information to identify the target page to the rootsweb computer, your Wikipedia template string may have excess or incorrect information that confuses the rootsweb computer. Also, consider reviewing the Missing Entries help page at rootsweb.com.

Examples[edit]

  • {{SSDI rootsweb|lastname=Newman|firstname=Joel|middlename=Pearce|accessdate=28 September 2014}} produces

    Rootsweb Social Security Death Index search for Joel Pearce Newman. Retrieved on 28 September 2014.

  • {{SSDI rootsweb|lastname=|firstname=|middlename=|ssn=548-82-7076|accessdate=28 September 2014}} produces only

    Rootsweb Social Security Death Index search for [2]. Retrieved on 28 September 2014.

  • {{SSDI rootsweb|lastname=|firstname=|middlename=|ssn=|accessdate=}} produces only

    Rootsweb Social Security Death Index search for [3]. Retrieved on .

See also[edit]

Company external link templates