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2nd Opinion

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2nd Opinion

Posted: 24 Nov 2012 12:02PM GMT
Classification: Query
I'm arbitrating Delaware Land Records. This issue I struggle with is the correct choice when a previous name - can't determine if it is a maiden name or previous marriage - and a subsequent married name are included in the deed. It is clear that the individual is the same person. An example is: First name that is recorded is Jane Wall Reedy. Further down she is as referred to as "formerly Jane E Wall now intermarried with Walter C Reedy." These are no signatures associated with these names.

Keying standards say use maiden name. In the above example I have no way of knowing if Wall is her maiden name.

Is the correct choice Jane Wall Reedy, Jane E Wall, or as my choice would be, Jane E Wall Reedy. Thanks for your help. smc

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Tengen3 24 Nov 2012 7:02PM GMT 
kateshort2 24 Nov 2012 7:29PM GMT 
zapartmiller 24 Nov 2012 7:41PM GMT 
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