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Gen 101: What to do with SSNs? #general


Micah Salb
 

I have a few relatives for whom I've found Social Security Numbers >from SS Death
Records. But I haven't found any use for these SSNs. How can I use SSNs to
advance to other information, such as place of birth and parent names and
immigration data and so on?

Micah Salb
Washington, D.C.


Nachum Tuchman <nachum@...>
 

Hi,

There have been many posts about SSN applications. The archives may
help you find other information.

For $27 you can get a photo copy of the original application. Go for
the application and not the other option, the name of which
eludes me, even though it is $2 cheaper. There are places for date of
birth, place of birth, parent's names and mother's maiden name. There
is nothing on immigration data. There is also information on address
and place of employment.

However, applications were not necessarily filled out completely or
correctly. On my maternal mother's parent's applications
I did get their mother's (my GGM's) maiden names, as well as the 'exact'
(on the assumption that they are correct) town of birth,
and birthdate. On my father's father's application, I got less
information. >from the handwriting, and the fact that my GF barely
spoke English, I am certain that my late aunt filled out the form, and
had my GF sign it. The signature matches my GF's signature on his
petition for citizenship. It has unknown for my GGM's maiden name, and
a birthdate that is different than that which appears on my GF's
petition for citizenship.

To order an application, go back to the website that you used to find
the Soc Sec #. There is a link to download and print a letter
requesting the original application. The address to send the request
to, in Baltimore, I believe, is on the top of the letter.

Nachum Tuchman
Tekoa, Israel

-----Original Message-----
From: S. Micah Salb [mailto:msalb@lsslawyers.com]=20
Sent: Wednesday, March 02, 2005 5:08 AM
To: JewishGen Discussion Group
Subject: Gen 101: What to do with SSNs?

I have a few relatives for whom I've found Social Security Numbers >from SS Death
Records. But I haven't found any use for these SSNs. How can I use SSNs to
advance to other information, such as place of birth and parent names and
immigration data and so on?

Micah Salb
Washington, D.C.


Martha Lev-Zion <martha@...>
 

When I received my grandfather's SSN application, it listed the maiden
name of his mother. Up until that time, I had thought that Chasse
"Martha" who had married David LEVINSON also had the maiden name of
Levinson, since that was what was written on her tombstone. However, it
turned out that the tombstone had been in such bad condition that
cousins had replaced it and no one knew her actual maiden name. The
stone mason read it as Levinson. Thanks to my gf's application for
social security, I found out that it was LIEBERTHAL.

Martha [who was named for Chasse] Lev-Zion
Israel