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Numident is worthless

Wayne (View posts)
Posted: 4 Jan 2002 8:26PM GMT
Classification: Query
I wouldn't bother trying to get a numident printout if I were you. I did it thinking it would have all the info that a regular SS form would- just 11 dollars cheaper. Wrong!!! There was nothing there that I can't find on an internet search. No father's name or Mother's maiden name. No place of birth either. It just shows the date of death, birthdate, and last residence. The same info you get for free here on Rootsweb in a SSDI search. So, now I will have to go and send in the $27 for the full SS search like I obviously should have done in the first place. I'll end up paying $43 for the info after all. So, don't make my mistake unless you have money to burn.
If you do have money to burn, please email me and I will be willing to help you :)

Re: Numident is worthless

Posted: 12 Jun 2002 1:01PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you for sending this information. I have been trying to find out what information would be on the Numident and it sounds as though I had just better order the Original. Thanks again. Your message was very helpful.

Diane

Re: Numident is worthless

Posted: 14 Jul 2002 7:53AM GMT
Classification: Query
Gosh I am glad you posted that info as I was about ready to spend the $16 for it.....glad I looked up this board and found out what a Numident had on it for info....A BIG THANK YOU!!!

Re: Numident is worthless - thanks.

Posted: 31 Jul 2002 4:09PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 11 Dec 2003 4:55AM GMT
Thanks for the info you just saved me the $ too, I came here looking for this info!

Re: Numident is worthless

Chris (View posts)
Posted: 23 Jun 2003 9:07PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: MERRITT SELKF GREGORY
I paid for an ss-5 and the accompanying letter says it was enclosed, but I got the Numident. Isn't there something in the first amendment about petitioning the government for redress of grievances?

Re: Numident is worthless

Posted: 11 Jan 2004 4:44AM GMT
Classification: Query
I have a SS Number for someone born in 1891 and who died in 1956 (and not in SSDI.) Is the Numident worthwhile for this research? I already have her death certificate, with parents hame, place and date of birth/death. Would I be wasting money?

thanks.

Re: Numident is worthless

Chris (View posts)
Posted: 11 Jan 2004 3:10PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: MERRITT SELF GREGORY EATON BURTON ASHLOCK
Yes, it would be a waste of money. You would only get a name and social security number. If you have parents' names, you are ahead of the game.

Re: Numident is worthless

Posted: 11 Jan 2004 10:34PM GMT
Classification: Query
So, what I'm going to request is the SS5. I didn't think you could request the SS5 if the names weren't in the SSDI. I was mistaken, apparently. I have all the info, most likely, that will be on the SS5, but I like having my ancestors' signatures. It makes the names have life. I know NOTHING of my family personally, so signatures are a bit of realism that the Census or birth and death certificates lack.

Thanks for the responses.

Re: Numident is worthless

Chris (View posts)
Posted: 12 Jan 2004 2:24AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: MERRITT GREGORY EATON BURTON ASHLOCK SELF
Oh, I am with you there! I love to see the handwriting. And I once got an unexpected surname spelling on an SS-5 that opened more doors. I was terribly upset about paying $27 for a Numident when the accompanying letter stated that an SS-5 was enclosed. Not that long ago the cost was $7. I had thought customer service would increase with the rate! Wrong!

Good luck!

Re: Numident is worthless

Posted: 26 Apr 2010 10:27PM GMT
Classification: Query
Gee, wish I had researched this before I spent $18 to order the Numident!!! Question before I spend more $$ for the original...does the original show the place of death or any information about the death?
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