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Did you know that having the first 3 digits of a person’s social security number (SSN) can help you search for someone for free?
The Social Security Administration (SSA) began issuing SSNs around 1936. Typically, a person was not issued a SSN until they turned fourteen or thereabouts (usually when they were first employed). Around 1986, the SSA began issuing SSNs to children as young as five. Since 1990, SSNs are typically issued to children shortly after they are born. The first three digits of a social security number reveals the state where it was issued.
How is this important when searching for someone? We thought you’d never ask!
If you know the first three digits of someone’s social security number and know roughly how old they are you can narrow down your search to a particular state and have a good guess of where they were born or where they likely got their first job.
Having a partial SSN can also help you narrow down a search when you are trying to search for someone who may be deceased. You can search the Social Security Administration Death Index for free and if you find multiple matches you can narrow your list down by eliminating incorrect SSNs.
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Here is a list of social security numbers issued by state:
001-003 New Hampshire
035-039 Rhode Island
050-134 New York
135-158 New Jersey
232 North Carolina
237-246 North Carolina
247-251 South Carolina
501-502 North Dakota
503-504 South Dakota
525 New Mexico
577-579 District Of Columbia
585 New Mexico
648-649 New Mexico
700-728 Railroad Retirement
So, for example, if a social security number begins with 136, you know the SSN was issued in New Jersey.
Here’s one more free search tool to help you search for someone… SSN Validator If you have a person’s SSN, fill in the fields and you can determine if the SSN is valid and when and where the social security number was issued.
You can find many more free search tools to help you search for someone on our blog pages. Click on this link and knock yourself out!
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