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Re: Spivey dead end
In Response To: Spivey dead end ()
Since he passed in 1953 he should have a social security number. I would request a copy of his Form SS-5 application? You are required to give your fathers name & mothers maiden name. Be aware that he may not have known his mothers maiden name.
If his death certificate contains his SS#, it will cost about $16. If not it should cost about $27 to do any research and send it to you. It takes about 2 weeks to a month.
To expedite the request, I would go to Rootsweb, then the SSDI search and put in a name. Whatever comes back look to the far right and click on a basket. Capture or Print a request form. Update the form with your information, write a check for the proper amount and mail it.
Another option would be his marriage license or certificate for his parents name.
As I stated earlier he may not have known his mothers maiden name but his SS-5 and his marriage certificate has "his" direct input. The death cert. info is furnished by a third party.