SSDI and RootsMagic issue

Posted August 16, 2007 10:18pm

GenSmartsUser writes...

Can you please provide me with the information required that would allow GenSmarts to recognize SSDI facts for people in my RM3 database?

I use the Soc Sec Num setting in RM3 to enter the SSDI number, which, I believe, abbreviates to SSN.

Yet, GenSmarts still says that I need to obtain this information.

This is a minor issue, but I rely on it to keep up to date with obtaining these numbers for my databases.

thank you.

On 2007-08-16 11:14pm GenSmarts replied...

This recent forum post describes how to change your data or GenSmarts settings to satisfy the test to see if the SSDI is sourced:

Of course, you'll need to adapt the above information to your specifics.

On 2008-10-17 4:50pm GenSmartsUser added...

I have put the following in the *.ini

SSDIMustMatch=Soc Sec no


SSDIMustMatch=Social Security Number

And GenSmarts still does not recognize SSDI!!

I look in RootsMagic 3.2.6, and see that the fact type is shown as

Soc Sec no, another area shows it as SSN, and a description is shown

as Social Security Number.

That is why I have all three included. Any other RootsMagic users with this same issue?

I really would like to resolve this issue.

Thank you for any reply that helps me to resolve this.

On 2008-10-17 9:57pm GenSmarts replied...

I believe it's what RootsMagic calls the "abbreviation" that is matched by the SSDIMustMatch parameter.

FYI - You can't have multiple ini file entries like you are showing... only one of them will be used - the other two will be ignored.

I assume you have Version 2... Version 1 doesn't support SSDI recognition.

Refer to the previously mentioned post:

for more info.

Send an email to for more help if you continue to have difficulty.

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