Trying to Trace a Female Who Married in England 1837-1911?

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It is great that England has the GRO records indexed, but it can be difficult to determine which of the possible men a woman married, especially if you are working with a common name.  An addition to the GRO index may help you with that problem.

Peter Calver has good primer on how to use the GRO records to figured out who your female relative married.  Read his article:

MASTERCLASS: Tracking female relatives who married between 1837-1911

in The Tree House by Vic Watt G2G6 Pilot (331k points)
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Good article. I have  also found the new GRO index very useful already.

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I sometimes try and find a death for her under the possible married names but it does not always work especially as you rightly said Vic with the common names
by Steph Meredith G2G6 Mach 8 (82.5k points)
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If there are known children, look in the GRO index for their births. The birth registration gives the mothers maiden name. If you can find several children in the family with a mother with the same maiden name, especially if they are born in the right registration area. you have found the name you are looking for.
by Joan Whitaker G2G6 Pilot (118k points)

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