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From: John Barnard <>
Subject: Re: 1950 Marriages - Alternative Spouse Entries
Date: Mon, 07 Mar 2011 01:03:50 +0000
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Ours is not to speculate why, ours is but to transcribe as seen, using
> Transcribers' Knowledge Base (TKB) question 6(u)
> http://www.freebmd.org.uk/vol_faq.html#6u as guideline.
>
> If a war widow ( or a divorcee) re-married then both maiden name and
> previous married name(s) would be shown, I expect.
I have an example in my family where a war widow (married to my first
cousin once removed) remarried 4 years after his death but only her
married name appears in the BMD records.

John
> Jeff
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Glen Travell"<>
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> Sent: Sunday, March 06, 2011 7:26 PM
> Subject: 1950 Marriages - Alternative Spouse Entries
>
>
> My syndicate is transcribing 1950 Marriages and we were warned that they
> contained numerous Alternative Spouse entries. This has certainly proved to
> be the case. My first 12 allocated pages contained 60 alternative spouse
> entries. In the previous years that I have transcribed, alternate names have
> been comparatively rare (nowhere near this rate). The majority of the
> alternative surnames are completely different, so they are not the result of
> deciphering poorly entered entries. Does anyone know the reason for this
> sudden rise in alternative names?
>
> Glen Travell
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