Marriage records and marriage practices have varied in America by location and time period. The most common practice has been for women to take their husband's surname, which often complicates identifying the birth family of the wife. When remarriage occurs, research can become even more complicated.
We will discuss a published case study which deals with some of these common challenges. The focus of the article is to identify Mary's birth family, but we will discuss the issue arising from her two marriages, covered in pages 5 to 10.
A Zoom link will be sent about a week before the meeting. If you would like to receive more information and the link email the coordinator, Foote Lund at Foote.Lund@gmail.com