I used today’s free MyHeritage collection – U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007 – MyHeritage Free Collection for June 8, 2020 to search for family members who should be on the Social Security applications. I found my mother’s several applications, including name changes, without a problem. My father I haven’t found yet. I used his first and middle names and his first name’s nickname. I also used his exact birth date and chose between Virginia and North Carolina for birth locations. I also went with his father’s name and his mother’s maiden name to no avail. Likewise, the same thing for his parents who were born in North Carolina. I came close with one woman who was born a couple of days after Grandmother Smith, but I believe it’s a case of someone with the same first name who also married a Smith and was born around the same time as my grandmother, but was of a different ethnic background according to the Social Security application. There were two applications although the first one may or may not have been for the other Allene.
For Mom, I found three different birth years – two make sense as she lied on her first marriage license by claiming to be 2 years older than she was. As the third birth year was the year before the incorrect year, she may have forgotten which year she used. Possibly the earlier year was the year she claimed on the marriage license was issued based on the age she gave on the marriage license. Still going through other relatives. Both my maternal grandparents are available as I searched for their records.
Looking to try a few other close relatives if I can find the time before I lose the free access. The access doesn’t show photos, but does give the information that shows on the screen so you can copy/paste it.