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Social security records are not public records. Are you an executor of her estate or do you have a power of attorney to handle her financial affairs?
Even if the social security had the information, it will not release it without Power of attorney. Social security related information, including name changes is not a public record.
You may have a better luck at the courthouse or church she got married. They still may have some records.
Telling you when she applied is not the same as telling you specifics from her application. I am sorry, I cannot help you.
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If your mom changed her name with Social Security when she married, there should be a new form SS-5 with her married name on it.
You may request a copy of her SS-5 from the Social Security Administration by completing form SSA-711, here:
SSA says that they have records from 1936 on. In order to change names, a new application is required, so your mom's transcripts should show two separate applications (SS-5's.). When you submit the request, make sure you ask for both the original application AND the computer extract. It's $21 for the original application and $27 for the computer extract.
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Social Security requests the original document upon which a name change is based; you may bring it to your local office or you can mail it and they'll return it to you. However, they do not retain a copy of it. When your mother changed her name, she would have been required to show a copy of the marriage certificate or marriage license. That document will not be available from the SSA. The only document they have will be the application that is required to change your name, in effect, a second SS-5. To specifically request this document, if they actually have it, you should go to the online FOIA request site, here:
You can tell them exactly what you're looking for and hope for the best!
I see that you're trying to obtain genealogical info on your father. You can use the FOIA website to do an "all agencies" search on his name; you may come up with something previously overlooked. Let me know how you make out. These cases fascinate me. Perhaps I can give you more ideas as you progress.