The Last Name at Death

“Late in life” marriages can be a good source of additional information on a relative, particularly during a time period when marriage records provide more information that just a name. However, in cultures where women take the last name of their husband, these marriages can cause a woman to disappear. Always consider that the reason a female cannot be found is that she might have married again and changed her last name.

Or she may have moved a distance to live with a child.

Or both.

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  1. Patty

    I have found a couple of reasons for being unable to find family like in the wrong area completely. Or as you have mentioned b4 about middle name first. Boy that was a stickler for a while. I couldn’t figure why the name sounded familiar but nothing else was. Now I know better so no longer an issue.

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