After only 5 weeks, I received the social security application for a deceased
cousin or niece of my great-grandfather. As often happens when one researches, it
answered some questions and gave rise to more. On the overall, a good experience.
BUT... I have three technical questions that perhaps someone can answer.
I requested [per one of the other genealogy web-sites suggests] a photocopy of the
actual application for a Social Security card, (Form SS-5 Social Security Number
Record Third Party Request for Photocopy.) I received an enlarged photocopy of
Form 3227 - U.S. Treasury Dep't. - IRS Application for an Account Number, which
looks exactly like the form that I filled out for myself in 1971.
Should I have asked for the Form SS-5 in the first place? This cousin applied
when she was 66-69 years old in 1963. When I wrote the letter to the Social
Security Adminstration I had no idea as to when she had applied. [She had been
widowed during the Depression.] Was the form number or method of giving out
Social Security cards and numbers changed at some point? Would it make it easier
for the Social Security Adminstration if one asks for one form prior to a certain
date and another form after said date?
As always, many thanks in advance.
San Francisco, CA
In this branch researching in Pinsk, Chuchovo, Lyachovichi, Lysitsy, Styvolovich
and Lubeshov, Belarus area:
GOLEMBE/GALEMBA, MACNITSKY, ROSENFELD, ROSENTHAL,
GROSSMAN, KRAVITZ, COHEN, GREENBERG/GRINBERG, FEDER,
MATEZSKY, TURKENICH, GEICHOFSKY, GARBUS/GARBUZ