Formerly Known as in Accountings

Final receipts and accountings in court and probate records may mention last names that married females did not have when the case was initiated.

Daughters get married and widows find new husbands. Court accountings may mention these new names and explain why someone “disappears.”

These references can be especially helpful in time periods and locations where marriage records are not extant.

Genealogy Tip of the Day book is here. Learn more about it.