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    Would a widow, re-marrying c.1860 in England, be registered under her maiden or married name? Which name(s) should I use to search e.g. FreeBMD and the on-line I.G.I.

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    Would a widow, re-marrying c.1860 in England, be registered under her maiden or married name? Which name(s) should I use to search e.g. FreeBMD and the on-line I.G.I.
    I would have thought married name - in the instance of a much married GGG Grandmother she was noted down as her married surname (for the previous husband...). However, if nothing comes up definately try both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mary Young
    Would a widow, re-marrying c.1860 in England, be registered under her maiden or married name? Which name(s) should I use to search e.g. FreeBMD and the on-line I.G.I.
    Her married name is nearly always the one to look for. The 2nd marriage certificate might have a "formerly ...." for her maiden name, else her father's name will reveal it. I can't think of one instance so far in my research that the maiden name is used after marriage.

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