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Legal Name Changes, 1847-1947

The majority of the name changes indexed in this database belong to the record series, Department of State / Division of Commercial Recording / Name-Change Judgments, 1876-1947.  The index also references earlier name changes done by legislative act, as well as a number of name-change judgments found among the Secretary of State’s Miscellaneous Fillings (Series II).

The index may be searched by any combination of first and/or last name (including original and new legal names).  

Entering the initial letter or string of letters into the Name Fields will return all records beginning with that string. To search on a string within a name, simply type "%" followed by the string.

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