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Help me find my birth family!

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Re: Help me find my birth family!

Posted: 1333584815000
Classification: Query
Suggestion: get a copy of your father's Social Security application (details below). Your mother's too, if needed. Also perhaps the marriage record.

Good luck!



To start:

Social Security Death Index
Name: Leroy Carroll
SSN: 244-74-2799
Born: 5 Nov 1947
Died: Feb 1984
State (Year) SSN issued: North Carolina (1963)

Source Citation: Number: 244-74-2799; Issue State: North Carolina; Issue Date: 1963.

Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Social Security Death Index [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011.
Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration.

Description:
The Social Security Administration Death Master File contains information on millions of deceased individuals with United States social security numbers whose deaths were reported to the Social Security Administration. Birth years for the individuals listed range from 1875 to last year. Information in these records includes name, birth date, death date, and last known residence.

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Writing a letter to the Social Security Administration

When you find your ancestors in the Social Security Death Index (also known as the Death Master File), you may want a copy of your ancestor's original Social Security application. This application has valuable additional information and can serve as documentation for your own 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 application form (SS-5) contains the following information:

Full name
Full name at birth (including maiden name)
Present mailing address
Age at last birthday
Date of birth
Place of birth (City, county, state)
Father's full name "regardless of whether living or dead"
Mother's full name, including maiden name, "regardless of whether living or dead"
Sex and race
Ever applied for SS number/Railroad Retirement before? Yes/No
Current employer's name and address
Date signed
Applicant's signature


A standard letter to the Social Security Administration is available with the search results on the Ancestry.com Social Security Death Index. This letter may be printed and mailed to the Social Security Administration to request a copy of your ancestor's SS-5 form. The Social Security Administration now charges $27.00 for each individual copy (an abbreviated NUMIDENT printout is available for $16.00).

Social Security Administration
Office of Earnings Operations
FOIA Workgroup
300 N. Greene Street
P.O. Box 33022
Baltimore, Maryland 21290

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Note:

Not everyone who has, or has had, a Social Security card will appear on the Social Security Death Index (SSDI). The SSDI lists only those individuals for whom a lump sum death benefit was paid. Many other enrolled persons are not listed either because their death was not reported or they are still living. If you haven't found your deceased ancestor on the SSDI, but he or she was likely enrolled with the Social Security system, it may still be possible to get a photocopy of his or her original SS-5.

To request this information, you will need to send the name and Social Security number of the person you're researching. You might be able to locate the person's Social Security number in the following places:

personal papers
death certificate
funeral home records
records held by financial institutions
voter registration rolls at county courthouse
former employers of the individual


If those sources don't produce the number, you may request a "records search" with the Social Security Administration. To request this service you must send $29 and provide the following information: full name, state of birth, and date of birth to:

Freedom of Information Officer
4-H-8 Annex Building
6401 Security Boulevard
Baltimore, Maryland 21235

Providing names of parents are also helpful, especially with common surnames. Be sure also to provide proof of death, as the records of living individuals are not publicly available.

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Social Security Administration
Office of Earnings Operations
FOIA Workgroup
300 N. Greene Street
P.O. Box 33022
Baltimore, Maryland 21290

Re: Freedom of Information Act Request

Dear Freedom of Information Officer,

I am writing this request under the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. Section 552. I hereby request a copy of the SS-5, Application for Social Security Card, or a corresponding NUMIDENT printout (see below) for the following individual:

Carroll, Leroy
244-74-2799
Birth: 5 Nov 1947
Death: Feb 1984

This individual is deceased, having been listed in the Social Security Administration's Death Master File. I understand the fee for this service is $27 for copy of original SS-5 application OR $16 for copy of an abbreviated NUMIDENT printout when the Social Security Number is provided. I am requesting a (circle one: SS-5 copy OR Numident printout) Included is a check for $______ made out to the Social Security Administration to cover any administrative costs required by this request.

Please respond to my request upon receipt of this initial correspondence. Thank you for your attention and assistance.

Sincerely,




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Florida Marriage Collection, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001
Name: Leroy Monroe Carroll Jr
Marriage Date: 23 Jul 1977
County of Marriage: Palm Beach

Gender: Male
Race: White

Volume: 4117
Certificate:
Source: Florida Department of Health

Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Florida Marriage Collection, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
Original data:

Florida Department of Health. Florida Marriage Index, 1927-2001. Florida Department of Health, Jacksonville, Florida.
Marriages records from various counties located in county courthouses and/or on microfilm at the Family History Library.

Description:
This database is a collection of about 11.7 million individuals who were married in the state of Florida between 1822-1875 and 1927-2001. The index portion of this collection was created by multiple agencies - Ancestry, the Florida Department of...

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Florida Marriage Collection, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001
Name: Deborah Lynn Jones
Marriage Date: 23 Jul 1977
County of Marriage: Palm Beach

Gender: Female
Race: White

Volume: 4117
Certificate:
Source: Florida Department of Health

Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Florida Marriage Collection, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
Original data:

Florida Department of Health. Florida Marriage Index, 1927-2001. Florida Department of Health, Jacksonville, Florida.
Marriages records from various counties located in county courthouses and/or on microfilm at the Family History Library.

Description:
This database is a collection of about 11.7 million individuals who were married in the state of Florida between 1822-1875 and 1927-2001. The index portion of this collection was created by multiple agencies - Ancestry, the Florida Department of...

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The certificate number for this CARROLL/JONES marriage is 048151.


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