Is there an easy way to determine the maiden name by exact birth date?

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I am trying to find out the maiden name of my great-grandfather's second wife. They lived in Wales, but she was born in England. In the U. K., brides lose their maiden name, when they marry.  I know the exact birth date from the 1939 register and her first and middle names.  Is there a way to research this by date?
in Genealogy Help by Deborah Melvin G2G Crew (430 points)
retagged by Keith Hathaway

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At freebmd, I have determined a maiden name by finding the marriage and clicking on the page number. It brings up a list and I have been able to figure out who the spouse was if I have the first name.
by Dawn Ellis G2G6 Mach 8 (85.8k points)
selected by Iain Cooke

If the marriage is after 1911 it's even easier, as the index (at FreeBMD or elsewhere) has the spouse's surname for each marriage entry.

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How about an obituary for her ? You can get the death date from the cemetery.
by Maggie N. G2G6 Pilot (870k points)
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If her first name is not common or her first and middle names are registerd, you can try

http://www.freebmd.org.uk/

You have to enter birth, her first name and the quarter she was born.
by Maureen Rosenfeld G2G6 Pilot (181k points)

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