JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen easy ordering of SS-5s (original applications for Social Security numbers) #general

Renee Steinig

Chris Gould <> asked for the best and
quickest way to order an copy of his great-aunt's original application
for a Social Security number (SS-5).

These documents can now be ordered online, using a credit card. See
the Social Security Administration's Guide to Freedom of Information
Requests at

Chris also asked whether the application will give any details on the
places of birth of his great-aunt's parents. An SS-5 includes the
applicant's birth place and his/her parents' names but no further
information about the parents. See two sample applications at


Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills, New York, USA

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