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Legal Name Changes, 1847-1947

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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).

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