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02 February 2013

Is That Really Their First Marriage?

Don't assume that a bride or a groom was only married one time. That marriage when great-grandpa was 24 might not have been his first. And the maiden name for great-graandma on her marriage when she was 26 might not have been her real maiden name. She easily could have been married for the first time when she was 23.

1 comment:

  1. Nice reminder! Also do not assume that if the husband died early on, that the wife did not marry a second time. I had the hardest time finding a great grandmother in the census until I finally stumbled upon a paper - a draft registration to be specific - which listed his mother's name. It was not a name I recognized. After some digging, I found her to have remarried.