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Maiden name in birth records.

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Alan Report 29 Jul 2011 19:10

Why is there not a column in the birth records, the information is available only after you click on the person in the birth records?
Surely the information has been input into a computer; therefore it can be extracted and shown in a column at the beginning of the birth records. It would save an awful lot of time not having to plough through the records looking for children born to a particular mother.
I bought a Platinum Membership thinking it would be like I have explained above and make my life easy but to my annoyance it is hopeless and it is unnecessarily time consuming.
FreeBMD have the right idea, why can't you do something similar?


FAIRTHORN Report 30 Jul 2011 05:44

If you combine the website

& using the mother's maiden name

pinpoint , then use GR with that data to access the information



Alan Report 30 Jul 2011 10:47

Thanks FAIRTHORN it worked a treat.


TootyFruity Report 30 Jul 2011 20:47

Or you could use which is very user friendly


SylviaInCanada Report 31 Jul 2011 01:53

However you should note that the mother's maiden name only appears in freebmd, ancestry, findmypast, etc AFTER mid-1911.

It is not available before that

If you are lucky enough to have relatives in Lancashire, the Lancashire bmds sometimes show mmn's maiden name as early as 1880

You could google to see if your county of interest has a bmd site, and does the same thing, or go to