Stephen Warshall <s_warshall@...>
Molly Gordy wrote:
Can someone tell me, would my immigrantSS applications do have a place for mother's full name, but petitions
for naturalization do not (at least did not before WW I; I do not
know about more recent petitions).
I have also found such "lost" maiden names in two other ways:
1. Death certificates in some locations (including NYC) have a place
for mother's maiden name. It is often left blank, but is sometimes
2. Marriage certificates also may include mother's maiden name and
these are almost always filled in.
So I would start with your grandfather's death cert and marriage
cert (if he was married in the US). If that does not work, I would do
the same for his siblings (who presumably had the same mother). If
these searches fail, I would request the SSA and prepare for a
Stephen Warshall <email@example.com>