|Posted on Wednesday, July 31, 2002 - 1:02 am: |
I am searching for my grandmother's parents. Her name is Gloma Brackett, and was born in or around Sanford, Maine on 10 July 1929. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you. Cara.
|Posted on Wednesday, July 31, 2002 - 11:16 am: |
Cara: try the Social Security Death Index for your grandmother. When you order a copy of the application, it will list her parents and where they are from. Unfortunately, getting a copy is expensive now. It's $25. Go to rootsweb.com and click on the SSDI, type in your grandma's name and see what comes up. But you will ony find her if she applied for SS. The application also lists her place of employment. And if you have that, you could write to them and see if they will release any employment records on her.
|Posted on Wednesday, July 31, 2002 - 11:44 am: |
Thank you for the reply, however she is still living. She really would rather not discuss family history though, and it's really getting to me. LOL.
|Posted on Wednesday, July 31, 2002 - 11:10 pm: |
Oh, I wasn't sure if she was still living. I understand. My great-grandmother never talked about her family (they came from Lithuania). I had to rely on her living children, etc. (all are passed away now so everything is left to me).
I have an idea that might at least give you some names to play with. Let's assume that your grandmother's parents passed away and were buried in the town where she was born. Write to the cemeteries in that area for any Bracketts. Narrow that down to any that passed away after your grandmother was born. Maybe from there you can check out various sites like familysearch.org to see if anyone has worked on your line.
It's a stretch I know. are there other family members you can turn to for names.
Maybe you can still search SSDI for any Bracketts (there will probably be tons) and find any that passed away after 1929...just to get possible names.
The best way I found to get cemeteries (at least it works for me) is to write to the town library. You can get their address/e-mail/website at www.libraryspot.com. Click on public libraries in the lefthand yellow column, then click on public libraries, the state and town.