AfriGeneas States Research Forum
Re: [Nationwide] Write for Vital Records
In Response To: [Nationwide] Write for Vital Records ()
I don't mean to act as if I know everything about this, but I recently stumbled on some information for brother's on my father's side. The older brother was my father, so I knew information. And my father was injured in WW2, so he got a disability check. The SS# for the younger brother was the same as my father's on the death certificate. Also I had my fathers work record to prove information. Some was written in his own hand. You might think it was probably a relative, but these 2 brothers died 20 years apart in 2 different states and the death certificate for the younger brother said information came from VA hospital records. He was never in the military. I checked this out through paying and ordering records through the VA. Everything kept coming back to my father's information. I haven't figured this one out yet. I HAD to order the younger brother's original application for Social Security and even that had birth year and marriage information incorrect. The social security number was different on this application but everything else-father and mother's name was correct. You just need to get everyone's vital records so you will know what is correct. Believe me I don't like spending $27 for SSI applications. If it's the wrong person, that's money lost. Get copies of death certificates. You can learn so much more about an ancestor. Some states have them-up to certain years-online so you can save a dollar by printing it out.