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29 December 2014

Formerly Known as in the Final Accounting

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.

1 comment:

  1. I suspected that a woman had been married three times, but could not find all the marriage records. It was when I researched the probate records for the suspected husbands did I find my answer!