Maiden Surnames

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Corsebar
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Maiden Surnames

Post by Corsebar » Tue Apr 14, 2015 2:52 pm

Hi, and hope you can help!
Was wondering why, when I put into my search on SP, for my g.grandfather Andrew Brown died 1929 in Garngadhill, Glasgow, and with his Mothers M/S - Duckworth? Nothing came up!

I got lucky, and picked the correct one out of a choice of around 30 who had died between 1911-1935. His mothers name is clearly Elizabeth Duckworth on the certificate. So why didn't this show up on my search with Duckworth?

I've tried many times with different past relatives on SP to use the mothers M/S and had no results. Is this due to a transcription errors or something else?

Thank you,
Ray

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Re: Maiden Surnames

Post by AndrewP » Wed Apr 15, 2015 12:37 am

Hi Ray,

See the answer in the ScotlandsPeople website, FAQ section.

http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/Conte ... ex.aspx?64

All the best,

AndrewP

Corsebar
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Re: Maiden Surnames

Post by Corsebar » Wed Apr 15, 2015 8:54 am

Thanks for that Andrew, never saw that one! Will keep it in mind.
Here was me trying to use wild cards and anything else I could think of

Cheers,
Ray

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