How to search for people using the social security number

It is easy to lose touch with people, be they friends, family or loved ones, because of a variety of circumstances. People move, get married or change their contact information. Although finding someone you have lost contact with may take some time, it can usually be done. A Social Security number is a good fact when you are looking for a family member or spouse, and this can make a difference.


Visit the website of the Department of Vital Statistics of the State through the Department of State Health Services or through the Center for Disease Control and the locator of the Office of Prevention of Vital Records. You can find birth, death and marriage certificates, if you have the right. Eligibility varies from state to state, but most states allow information to be given to a spouse, child, grandchild, older brother or legal representative. Some states may allow you to request information in person or in writing. Birth certificates that are more than 100 years old are available to the public.

Contact the Office of Social Security Administration (SSA) Redirecting Letters in writing to let them know you are trying to get in touch with a particular person. Provide all the information you have about the person you are looking for, including your full name, and the known military addresses or your educational record. All letters to be forwarded to missing persons must be enclosed in a blank envelope, unsealed, unsealed so that the SSA can read the material that is being forwarded without opening the document. In some cases, there is a fee of US $ 25 for the letter service from SSA.