As I mentioned on June 1, 2020 – Each Day of June, a Different Record Collection Will Be Free! – MyHeritage May 31, 2020, MyHeritage is offering a different free collection every day this month. Today’s free collection – U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007: https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10863/us-social-security-applications-claims-1936-2007. Tomorrow’s free collection is Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers, 1836-1922: https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10449/chronicling-america-historic-american-newspapers-1836-1922.
U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007NEW240,604,233 recordsThis collection contains records created by the Social Security Administration when individuals applied for a Social Security Number or when a claim was made for disability, retirement, or death benefits. The records include the applicant’s or claimant’s full name, date and place of birth, gender, and for application records, father’s full name, and mother’s full name – including the mother’s maiden name. The inclusion of birth place and parents’ names makes this collection an invaluable companion to the U.S. Social Security Death Index which does not include these important facts.