United States

Social Security Administration Numerical Identification System, 1936-2007

NARA Record Group 47

U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 on Ancestry and NARA

To obtain copy of actual record, go to FOIA Online Request

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Attach Supporting Files: Attach death certificate if deceased was born less than 120 years ago.

U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 on Ancestry and NARA

Social Security Death Index (SSDI), 1935-2014: Index on Ancestry, NARA, FamilySearch

SteveMorse Social Security Death Record Tool

Source material:

Social Security Card Applications by Debbie Kroopkin, Morasha (JGSI), Vol 39, Num 1. Spring, 2022.

Social Security Administration's FOIA home page

Social Security Administration Records Guides

  1. United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925 (Ancestry.com).
  2. United States Consular Posts Emergency Passport Applications, 1915-1926 (Ancestry and Jewishgen)
  3. Passport Master Index, 1906-1959 (NARA).
This indexes passport applications, Consular registrations of Americans living abroad, births of Americans abroad and registered with the Consulate, and several other types of records related to an individual's interaction with the Dept. of State - including refused passport applications, or additional information for completed passport applications, including documents about overcoming a presumption of expatriation.
  1. Passport Correspondence Files, 1910-1925 (NARA).
  2. Passport and Citizenship Correspondence Files, 1906-1925 (NARA).
  3. United States Department of State Passport Applications, 1925-current (Dept of State)
  4. Applications for Extension or Amendment, 1918-1925 (NARA).

US State Department Files


Many include documents of births, marriages and deaths of US citizens abroad; settlement of the foreign estates of US citizens who died abroad; lists and correspondence ofUS citizens temporarily or permanently residing abroad.  Names of people who were not US citizens were often mentioned and are included in this database.


Philadelphia Marriages:

Philadelphia Marriage Records 1916-1950

Philadelphia Marriage License Index 1885-1951

Philadelphia Marriage License Records 1885-1916

Philadelphia Bank Immigrant Passage Records, 1890-1949:

Indices to Bank Records

Blitzstein Bank images

Steamship Ticket Purchase Ledgers

Pennsylvania Company for Banking and Trusts

Rosenbaum Bank Passage Order Books infopage (Jewishgen)

Registers of Detained Immigrants, 1904 - 1912:  

Send an inquiry to the National Archives in Philadelphia. philadelphia.archives@nara.gov   Ask if they can check the Registers of Detained Immigrants, 1904 - 1912, for that ship arrival (provide the ship name and date) for any reference to your immigrant (provide the name).   What you are asking them to check is identified in the NARA catalog with the NAID number 567230.  Be sure to provide that NAID number.  If he was detained at all he should be listed in the register, along with additional information as to why he was held and what happened after that. (Source: Marian Smith 9/12/22)


Yale University Library Catalog

Holocaust Testimony of Sophie K.



New Jersey Newspapers


New Jersey Naturalizations 1796-1991


New Jersey County Naturalizations 1749-1986


New Jersey Essex County Naturalizations



New Jersey Newark US District Naturalizations 1914-1945 


New Jersey Birth Index 1901-1903


New Jersey Marriage Index 1901-2016


New Jersey Death Index 1901-2017


The Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University

Dmytro Bratush Collection


Harvard Library Immigration to the United States 1789-1930

Subject: (US) Harvard Library Immigration to the United States 1789-1930

From: "Jan Meisels Allen" <janmallen@att.net>

Date: Fri, 1 Mar 2019 10:43:06 -0800

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Harvard Library has a collection on voluntary immigration to the United

States 1789-1930. This period covers from the signing of the US Constitution

to the start of the Great Depression.  The digital collection of historical

documents emanates from Harvard's libraries, archives and museums. The

collection includes over 400,000 pages from 2,200 books, pamphlets and

serials; 7,800 photographs and over 9,600 pages from manuscript and archival

collections. You can view the articles directly.

To access the collection go to: https://tinyurl.com/y3zcpprj

Original url:


By placing the word "Jewish" in the search field there were many hits,

including correspondence, a list of old Jewish cemeteries in South Carolina,

reports from United Hebrew Charities of New York City, Jewish musicians,

evidence of pogroms in Poland and Ukraine, Jewish Immigration to the United

States from 1881 to 1910 and many more.

Please read the terms of use abut copyright and public domain content before

using any of the materials.