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In the United States, Social Security records can be helpful in researching an ancestor. If you know your ancestor's social security number you can find out in what state he was living when it was issued.


  1. Enter the first three digits of a U.S. Social Security number in question.

  2. Click on the Search button.

  3. See the corresponding state or territory in the field.

Do not be concerned No information you enter here is recorded or monitored - it stays entirely within your browser. Plus all you are entering are your first three digits.

Enter the first three digits of a Social Security number:

The Federal Government links this number to: