Monday, November 21, 2011

Social Security Applications Now Have Information Restricted

Bad news for researchers who request the Social Security application of an ancestor - if the record you are requesting is for someone whose birthdate isn't at least 100 years ago (e.g. 1911 or earlier), the Social Security Administration is now blacking out the parents' names. As Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak points out in her blog, this would mean the parents would likely have been born 120-150 years ago.

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