Section 11 of an SS-5 Form

A while back I wondered what the stamp meant in area 11 of this application for a Social Security number from 1963.

I found several webpages on the Social Security Administration website that gave me some perspective–and more information that I really thought I would ever need.

Operations in the Candler Building 1936-1960


Oral History Collection
Robert P. Bynum

Based upon this reading (and the submissions of several members of the APG list, the Gen-Newbie List, and the Roots-L list), I am going with


which I am inferring to mean that the Division of Accounting Operations at the Social Security Office had no record of her employment. This would explain why the stamp was in the region of the card that it was. Anna Lake had worked before 1963, but that work was before her marriage which would have been before 1930–which was before Social Security anyway.


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