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

+9 votes
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

3 Answers

+6 votes
Best answer
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 (88.7k 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.

+5 votes
How about an obituary for her ? You can get the death date from the cemetery.
by Maggie N. G2G6 Pilot (981k points)
+4 votes
If her first name is not common or her first and middle names are registerd, you can try

You have to enter birth, her first name and the quarter she was born.
by Maureen Rosenfeld G2G6 Pilot (182k points)

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