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11 February 2012

Did They Switch Middle Initials?

Did your married female ancestor use her middle name for her middle initial in one record and her maiden name for her middle initial in another? It happens. My children's great-grandmother is Grace A. Johnson in some records and Grace M. Johnson in others. The A. is for her middle name Alice. The M is for her maiden name of Mortier.


  1. Don't forget about the use of confirmation names as middle initials.

  2. At the time of my marriage (1955) the Social Security office recommended that I use my maiden name as my middle name to assure continuity, so this goes along with Grace M. Johnson's middle initial change.