I would not necessarily be concerned with regard to social security numbers. You can engage in a search to find out if indeed she does own stock. The Executor of her Will or her personal representative would have the ability to sell the stock.
There are several ways that you can find out whether your sister owns shares of stock. The first would be to have her executor/personal representative of her estate contact the company’s investor relations department directly.
4 Irving Place, Room 700
New York, NY 10003***@******.***
“The shares will either be held by the state where the stockholder lived when they bought the stock or in the state where the company is based or in the state in which it is incorporated. So the key is to search at least those three states and --thanks to the internet—you can actually search all 50 states fairly easily, just to be thorough. Here are the two key FREE websites you will use: “
The National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators (NAUPA) has set up a free website at www.unclaimed.org
that will link you to the appropriate department in each state that holds unclaimed funds.” http://abcnews.go.com/Business/MadeInAmerica/unclaimed-money-stocks-tracking-shares-lost-track/story?id=15355832
Another way is to follow these steps
- For current and historical ownership use Capital IQ:
1. Enter company name in top search box
2. Select Public or Private Ownership under Investors from the left navigation bar.
3. For historical holdings of the top holders, select View All by Top Holders
4. Select History tab on the top of screen
5. To save, select Excel from the left corner
For historical ownership use Thomson Reuters in WRDS:
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