Maiden name of bride when her surname matches her father's surname
Susan D'Andrea said: I am indexing Wisconsin marriage records. One field says "name of bride previous to marriage." Directions say not to use this surname for the bride's maiden name since she might have been married previously. If the surname of her father matches this surname, then I think that would be her maiden name. Please consider this. Finding a bride's maiden name is one of the biggest stumbling blocks to doing family history.