If your subject died in a hospital or nursing home, the "face sheet" of the file has vital statistics about the person, including a SSN, nursing homes & hospitals are busy places & phone requests may be denied. A written request explaining the purpose or a visit may be better. If you subject served in teh military for WWI or WWII, his discharge was required to be recorded a the county court house where he resided at the time of dishcarge. These records will include the Military Service Number for the person. Write to the national Personnel Records Center, 9700 Page Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63132. However, a disastrous fire in 1973 caused considerable loss of records from 1912 - 1959. Active duty or veterans receiving veteran benefits from 1973 forward were reconstructed. From DD214 will give a SSn and other vitals.
Every Social Security Number has nine digits - the first three digits can be used to learn where the number was. issued - the location where the applicant first applied for a Social Security Number. This is not necessarily the person's birth place, but often the location of their first job.
One of the first publicly financed social security systems, known as por laws, was developed in the late 16th century in England. Theneed for a more extensive social support system grew in the United States during the mid to late 8100s with industrialization. The Social Security Act was passed in 1935; since then the Social Security Act has been modifed mre thatn 20 times by major amendments.
These prefixes indicate the state in which the Social Security Number was issued. This will assist you in identifying the state in which the individual lived or was possibly born. This is a big help when you are searching the Internet. The prefixes are the first three digits of the SSn. Railroad workers were assigned a different prefix regardless of which state issued the number because railroad workers' retirement system preceded Social Security and was administered by The Railroad Retirement Board, a federal board.
|New York||050-134||North Dakota||501-502|
|New Jersey||135-158||South Dakota||503-504|
|South Carolina||247-251||New Mexico||525-585|
|Tennessee||408-415||District of Columbia||577-579|
|Mississippi||425-428||PR, Guam, AS, PI||581-586|
Southeastern Colorado Genealogical Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 1407
Pueblo, CO 81002
Our monthly meetings are held on the first Saturday of the month with a Genealogical Studies class at 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm and our Program from 2:00 pm - 3:00 PM
You do not have to be a member to attend - Everyone is welcome.
Call 719-250-5782 for more information or to schedule a ride.