When you construct Dummy Variables, make it easy on yourself to remember which code is which. Heck, if you want to be really nice, make it easy for anyone else who will analyze the data or read the results.
Make the codes inherent in the Dummy variable name.
So instead of a variable named Gender with values of 1=Female and 0=Male, call the variable Female.
Instead of a set of dummy variables named MaritalStatus1 with values of 1=Married and 0=Single, along with MaritalStatus2 with values 1=Divorced and 0=Single, name the same variables Married and Divorced.
And if you’re new to dummy coding, this has the extra bonus of making the dummy coding intuitive. It’s just a set of yes/no variables about all but one of your categories.