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How to find great-great grandmother's maiden surname Penelope Parker
« on: Saturday 15 October 16 20:29 BST (UK) »
Today I hit a brick wall. I got my great great grandmother's death certificate, but neither her parents name nor her maiden surname was written.

What should I do?

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Re: How to find great-great grandmother's maiden surname?
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 15 October 16 20:49 BST (UK) »
What date / location are we talking about?

English/Welsh death certificates do not give parents names. I think (but may be wrong) maiden names were added in more modern times - certainly date & place of birth are a modern addition to the death certificate

Do you know when / where / who she married? If post 1837, her father's name and hopefully her age will be on the marriage certificate

Can you track her back through censuses? this should give place of birth

Once you know when & where she was born you need to check parish registers for her baptism -- with luck this will give both father and mother's names
You can then look for their marriage & births etc

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Re: How to find great-great grandmother's maiden surname?
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 15 October 16 20:55 BST (UK) »
If she had children post 1st July 1837, then one of their Birth Certificates will contain her maiden name.
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Re: How to find great-great grandmother's maiden surname?
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 15 October 16 20:57 BST (UK) »
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I think (but may be wrong) maiden names were added in more modern times

You are not wrong - they were added from 1.4.1969
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Re: How to find great-great grandmother's maiden surname?
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 15 October 16 20:58 BST (UK) »

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What should i do?

. . . . . Give us Rootschatters all the detail known about her
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unless you really want to do it yourself?

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Re: How to find great-great grandmother's maiden surname?
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 16 October 16 17:32 BST (UK) »
Thank you all for your replies.


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What should i do?

. . . . . Give us Rootschatters all the detail known about her
. . . . . and we WILL have a go at finding the missing bits

unless you really want to do it yourself?

Ray

Her name was Penelope Parker and died in 1942.

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Re: How to find great-great grandmother's maiden surname?
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 16 October 16 17:38 BST (UK) »
Possibility for marriage?

Marriages Dec 1902 

Fletcher    Penelope        Leominster    6a   1233    
Parker    James        Leominster    6a   1233    

I see that her death was registered in Leominster.

Who was the informant on her death cert?

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Re: How to find great-great grandmother's maiden surname?
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 16 October 16 17:43 BST (UK) »
I was about to post the same GG  ;)

The free preview of the 1939 Register shows a Penelope Parker living in Leominster b. 1878.  Also at the same address is a James Parker.
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Re: How to find great-great grandmother's maiden surname?
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 16 October 16 17:49 BST (UK) »
Possibility for marriage?

Marriages Dec 1902 

Fletcher    Penelope        Leominster    6a   1233    
Parker    James        Leominster    6a   1233    

I see that her death was registered in Leominster.

Who was the informant on her death cert?

I hope it's the right one. I have no idea what her husband's name was.

I'll have to ask my grandfather the informant's name (He has the certificate)