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Names of Women Remarrying

. Names of Women Remarrying – Most marriage certificates list a woman’s family name pre-marriage. Do not assume this is necessarily your ancestor’s maiden name. The marriage certificate that you are looking at could be your ancestor’s second marriage (a common feature when people died young) and she may be listed by the family name of her first husband. This is a frequent occurrence. Always look for corroborating evidence that you are, in fact, looking at your ancestor’s maiden name. Otherwise, you may end up tracing the wrong family tree. - See more at:

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