There was no requirement to supply proof of DOB when applying for the
SS#, only when applying for benefits, and the SSA accepts evidence like
baptismal certificates, census entries, or even sworn affidavits from
witnesses when the birth certificate is not available.
> I have been hunting for the birth record for Joseph John Giblin,
>born August 12, 1905, Croton, Westchester Co. NY and have not been able to
>obtain it. I tried the county and the state. No luck!
> I sent for his Social Security number application. He filed it on
>12/21/1936. It lists Aug 12, 1905 as his birthdate. If he had no birth
>certificate, is there some kind of legal record that he had to obtain to
>prove his date of birth before he could get his SS#? Would he have had to
>go to court? What court? Westchester Co.?
> Does anyone have any ideas???
>Patricia Hackett Nicola