~ Something of a result ~
You may recall that, back in the middle of July, I sent off to the States for information about specific applications for Social Security Numbers. The longed for reply arrived today.
I now know that my great uncle applied for his SS# in 1943, his wife applied in 1936, where they were living and who they were working for. More importantly, her application provided a maiden name and from there it was only a short step to the 1930 American Census.
Today I am loving the power of the Internet ~ thank you, Sir Tim Berners-Lee!