07 September 2009

Another Followup on the SS5 Card Stamp

An update to my post on the mysterious stamp on the SS5 card.

A website visitor sent me this copy of an SS5 form completed in 1960. It contains a similarly worded stamp on the far left hand side. This card says "NO RECORD IN DAO"

This pretty much seals it for me. I don't think the Social Security Administration would use the word "DAD" on a stamp and they were concerned about tracking earnings, not anything else. Remember, this is the 1950s and 1960s we are talking about, not the 21st century.


04 September 2009

SS-5 Card and that stamp

Thanks to all who submitted ideas on what the stamp in area 11 of the SS5 card meant.

I found several webpages on the Social Security Administration website that gave me some perspective--and more information that I really thought I would ever need.

Operations in the Candler Building 1936-1960


Oral History Collection
Robert P. Bynum

Based upon this reading (and the submissions of several members of the APG list, the Gen-Newbie List, and the Roots-L list), I am going with



which I am inferring to mean that the Division of Accounting Operations at the Social Security Office had no record of her employment. This would explain why the stamp was in the region of the card that it was. Anna Lake had worked before 1963, but that work was before her marriage which would have been before 1930--which was before Social Security anyway.

Thanks for all the suggestions about the card.

Next question: what made her get her card in 1963? See how one thing always leads to another?


05 November 2008

What is an SS5 form?

I have updated my page on the SS5 form from the Social Security Administration. It includes a sample image of one of these forms, but keep in mind they are NOT online and must be ordered from SSA--for deceased individuals through the FOIA.

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