Finding the Elusive Maiden Name

Ann G. Lawthers, Sc.D.
Nov 27, 2021
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Introduction
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Find the Marriage Record
8m 58s
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Church Marriage Register
17m 19s
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Finding Aids
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Learn about the Husband
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Local History
10m 15s

About this webinar

Searching for the maiden name of our ancestress can be frustrating. This webinar presents a hierarchy of search strategies for tracing the maiden name. Begin by trying to locate a marriage record, keeping in mind the record will vary by time period and geographic location. If a marriage record search proves fruitless, a second tier of sources is recommended including children’s death records, the women’s death record, census and other sources. Finally, the webinar presents strategies specific to the maiden name search such as following the husband and learning about history where the couple lived.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Ann G. Lawthers, Sc.D. is a Genealogist with the Brue Family Learning Center at the New England Historic Genealogical Society – American Ancestors. When at the Boston Research Center, she works with patrons to help them explore and expand their fa
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    Lisa Van Gemert
    6 months ago

    Thank you so much for this! It was so helpful. I appreciate the detailed syllabus as well. Locating maiden names is so tricky, but so rewarding.

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    Susan Rogers
    7 months ago

    Very good, clear presentation. Lots of good ideas. Speaker might like to know that the correct pronunciation of Amherst is “am-erst,” — there is no “h” sound. There used to be a sign coming into the town that said, “Welcome to Amherst. Only the “h” is silent.”

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      James Crittenden
      5 months ago

      The ‘h’ is only silent if you speak with a (non-rhotic) Bostonian accent. Please see: https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/29761/when-did-americans-lose-their-british-accents . There is a city of Amherst in NYS (just outside of Buffalo) and the “h” sound is pronounced. Either way is correct depending on where you live.

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