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Railroad Board?

Posted: 23 Apr 2012 2:08AM GMT
Classification: Query
I am very new to this so bear with me.

I have one family member (great-grandfather) for whom I am having trouble finding any information at all. On familysearch.org, I finally found record of him through the SSA. It says that his SSN was issued by the "Railroad board." Does anyone know what this means?

Thank you for any information you can give!

Re: Railroad Board?

Posted: 25 Apr 2012 9:08AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 25 Apr 2012 9:16AM GMT
You can find basic information near the end of this page about SSNs (prefixes 700 through 728) issued to railroad workers through the Railroad Retirement Board:

http://rwguide.rootsweb.ancestry.com/lesson10.htm

Re: Railroad Board?

Posted: 25 Apr 2012 11:32AM GMT
Classification: Query
This is very helpful! Thank you so much for taking the time to post it.

Re: Railroad Board?

Posted: 3 May 2012 11:15PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 3 May 2012 11:24PM GMT
Here's more information about performing genealogy research on a person who was issued a SSN through the Railroad Board (my grandfather was one of those whose SSN was issued by this agency). This link is for the Railroad Board itself:

http://www.rrb.gov/mep/genealogy.asp

Also (and depending on your situation), here are places on the the SSA site regarding the SSN allocations:

http://www.ssa.gov/employer/stateweb.htm

Re: Railroad Board?

Posted: 4 May 2012 2:59PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks so much!

Re: Railroad Board?

Posted: 20 May 2013 12:25AM GMT
Classification: Query
My father worked for Baltimore and Ohio Railroad for 20+ years until his death in 1973. They were able to supply me with his pay records for all 20 years, even showing the two breaks in employment for military service and a bout with TB.

Great resource.

Re: Railroad Board?

Posted: 11 Jun 2013 8:19PM GMT
Classification: Query
My answer may not help you much. I do know that railroad employees do not receive Social Security but railroad
compensation (that may be their retirement). My brother-in-law (now deceased) wife - my sister- receives money from Norfolk & Southern. Not sure how you go about contacting the retirement board.
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