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- 1st son -- father's father
- 2nd son -- mother's father
- 3rd son -- father
- 4th son -- father's eldest brother
- 1st daughter -- mother's mother
- 2nd daughter -- father's mother
- 3rd daughter -- mother
- 4th daughter -- mother's eldest sister
Younger children would be named after earlier ancestors, but the pattern in their case was more varied.
One variation from the above was for the eldest son to be named after the mother's father and the eldest daughter after the father's mother. In this case the second son would be named after the father's father and the second daughter after the mother's mother. Occasionally the second son and daughter would be named after the father and mother instead of the third son and daughter. Another variation was to name the third daughter after one of the great-grandmothers instead of after the mother. In such a case, the fourth daughter would usually be named after the mother.
(Are you confused yet???)
- If within the past 100 years - death certificates
- If more than 100 years - all her children's death certificates
- Newspaper obituaries
- Her children's marriage certificates (the application is probably a more likely source)
- Public Church libraries
- Unpublished records microfilmed at branch LDS libraries
- International Genealogical Index (IGI) on microfiche at LDS libraries
- Divorce papers from county courthouse where filed
- Survey of American Genealogical Periodicals indexes by Skip Perry; also state and local historical society quarterlies
- Newspaper indexes by Anita Cheek Milner for records from burned-out courthouses and churches no longer in existence, bibliographies in book form
- Look for wills. Write local historical societies and ask for an index check.
- Send out queries to periodicals and quarterlies in the areas where your ancestors were.
- Deeds and other land records
- Sometimes a census will mention a mother-in-law.