I haven’t posted anything the last few days because I have been busy at work and home, and have not had a chance to do any family history research. I took a few minutes during my lunch break to make a Freedom of Information Act request.
Since I have reason to beleive that the Alfred Soares that I found in the Social Security Death Index is a match, I have requested a copy of his Social Security Number Application (Form SS-5). This is exciting because the SS-5 will include the father’s and mother’s full name. Hopefully it will list his adopted parents names, and thus helping me to overcome my Clara Delae brickwall. There is a chance that it will list his birth parents.