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This index of applications list applicant's names, parents (sometimes), SSN, birthdate, birth place, death date, and more. They do not list residence in the index, so be sure to use the details above to aid in your search instead. Remember not everyone will be listed. This what Ancestry.com says about not being able to find some people & some other information.
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Why can't I find the person I'm looking for?
It could be that the person you're looking for does not meet the criteria for inclusion in the database. For example, you will not find living people. It is not an index to all deceased individuals who have held Social Security Numbers. It is not a database of all deceased individuals who have received Social Security Benefits, or whose families have received survivor benefits. Also, deaths reported by the states rather than other institutions may be not be included. This database contains basic information about people with Social Security numbers whose deaths have been reported to the Social Security Administration or who would be more than 110 years of age if still living.
Why can’t I see certain parents' names in the records?
Ancestry follows publishing guidelines similar to the approach used by the Social Security Administration when individuals request related records. Unless the deceased would be at least 75 years old today, we do not publish the parents' names in these records.
Why can’t I see the Social Security Number?
If the Social Security Number is not visible on the record index it is because Ancestry.com does not provide this number for any person who has passed away within the past 10 years.
How can I get a copy of the original records?
The Social Security Administration makes copies of the original Social Security application form (the SS-5) available to third parties who request information on a deceased individual. The SS-5 form contains some additional information not found in the computer extracts in our database (such as the individual’s employer when he or she first applied for a Social Security number). It may also contain the individual’s actual signature.
The Social Security Administration charges $27.00 for each SS-5 form requested.
To request this information, use the Social Security Administration’s online request form. Be sure to include the Social Security number if known. Without the Social Security number, the fee is $29.
Amylynne (Baker) Murphy