The Kids May Have Been Right

francisThe maiden name given for my ancestor on her marriage record differed from the maiden name her children listed for her in their own records.

Don’t conclude the children were wrong. While they weren’t alive when their mother was born, they may have had some knowledge of who her parents were and what her maiden name was.

In this case, the name given on the mother’s marriage record was actually the last name of her step-father and not her actual father’s last name. Turned out her kids actually had the name right.