JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Social Security Numbers Structure #general


Carlos Glikson
 

Nardo Bonomi asked if it is possible to find the descendants of a person
beginning >from his SSN. And David Simon Bendory mentioned the serialization
component in the assignment of SSN. I did a Google search for "Structure of
Social Security Numbers" to find the link to the page I had saved about
this subject. I got lots of hits - many related to privacy issues and to
"Internet detectives".

The basics: The Social Security Number (SSN) was established by the Social
Security Act of 1935. It consists of nine digits in three fields,
AAA-GG-SSSS.

The first three-digit field is the "area number". The area numbers are
assigned to geographical locations.

The two-digit central field is the "group number". The group number is
related to the order in which the numbers are issued for a particular area.

The last four-digit field represents the "serial number". Serial numbers
are assigned within each area and group number, in a chronological order,
as the applications are processed.

Some of the links where this is further explained (some include the tables
for the area numbers):

http://www.docusearch.com/ssn_struc.html

http://www.cpsr.org/cpsr/privacy/ssn/ssn.structure.html

http://www.geocities.com/capitolhill/9606/socialsecurity.html

http://www.acs.ohio-state.edu/students/privacy/ssn_info.html

Hope this helps,

Carlos GLIKSON
Buenos Aires, Argentina
e-Mail cglikson@iname.com

Searching for

GLIKSON, GLICKSON, GLUCKSOHN, GLUECKSOHN: Marijampole, Suwalki, Augustow,
Sejny,Sopotkin,Koenigsberg. POKROISKY, POKROJSKI, POKROY: Suwalki,Seirijai.
ALPEROVICH, ALPEROWICZ: Kremenchug, Vilnius. HOLLANDERSKY, HOLLENDERSKI,
HOLLANDER: Suwalki, Seirijai, Lomza. TARNOPOLSKY, TARNOPOL: Kremenchug,
Kharkov. FELCHINSKY: Kremenchug, Vilnius, Felschtin?. KARP: Grodno.
SMELIENSKY(?),KRASNAPOLSKY(?), BLUMIGDAL (?), GOLUMBIEWSKY, GOLOMB(?)

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