As a reviewer of marriage certificates, I see a number of indexer enter the surname of the groom in
It is interesting that there is a maiden name box in the groom's information area. When I Googled the meaning of a maiden name almost all entries refer to it as pertaining to the bride but in some places is refers to it as a birth name for men or women. Should a maiden name for the groom be entered?
I never questioned what to do until I came across a project of marriage certificates that specifically listed the birth name of both the groom and the bride. Before, the forms only listed the surname.