Do you have a woman in your pedigree who is known only by her first name, or worse yet, as "Mrs. [husband's name]"? Honor motherhood by getting to know that woman! Look first to see if you can find record of her marriage, the best way to determine a woman's maiden name. Since you don't know her name, search for her husband's name, plus her first name (if you know it). If you find a record, look to see if she is listed as "Miss" or "Mrs". You may find her marriage, but discover a prior married name. Keep looking!
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