Posted 19 September 2013 - 08:20 PM
Should we have an adoption for alternate names?
Posted 19 September 2013 - 10:00 PM
Adoption is one of the choices in the dropdown menu for the Alternate name fact.
Choose Birth if the Alternate name is the birth name.
Posted 20 September 2013 - 12:04 AM
Then the birth name could be used as an alternate name.
They should probably be linked to both sets of parents, which may cause a bit of confusion at times, but there are notes for explaining away the confusion.
Posted 20 September 2013 - 02:54 AM
Posted 20 September 2013 - 07:00 AM
Posted 26 September 2013 - 03:29 PM
Sorry Alfred but your way is confusing. You could not sort correctly using your method. Birth name used at time of birth. All other names come thereafter not at time of birth. Each name change event will have their own date.
Posted 26 September 2013 - 05:05 PM
Are you going to name all of his descendants by his birth name?
Posted 26 September 2013 - 05:36 PM
I personally always leave people by their "birth" names and add later names as facts. So, while my grandfather was was known for his entire adult life as "George Roman", he's in my database as "Johann Georg Romann", which is what he was baptized.
Posted 13 October 2013 - 12:33 PM
Posted 13 October 2013 - 01:03 PM
I don't have a hard and fast rule about which name to use. I decide according to the circumstances for each adopted person. Then I put the other name as the alternate name in the alternate name fact and choose Birth or Adopted from the drop down menu.
Another choice could be to put the other name in the name suffix, i.e. [b. Nancy Jane Smith].
Posted 13 October 2013 - 05:04 PM
Posted 13 October 2013 - 07:21 PM
Posted 14 October 2013 - 04:58 PM
Posted 01 November 2013 - 06:51 PM
Posted 04 November 2013 - 12:48 PM
Posted 09 November 2013 - 10:11 PM
For most adoptees in my file, I have both names listed if they are known and use the adoptive name as the primary and the birth name, if different, as an alternate name. I then add a note to the alternate name fact to notate what the information I have and how these names are used.
Posted 10 November 2013 - 06:29 AM
Posted 10 November 2013 - 06:29 PM
- Record with my post-adoption surname. Because my surname was legally changed and a new birth certificate was issued, anyone looking for a birth certificate under my original birth surname will not find it because that record no longer legally exists
- Create a Birth Name fact and record my original surname given at birth. This fact comes right after my Birth fact on the family group sheet and other reports.
- Record an Adoption fact with my adoptive father's name and adoption date.
- Record two sets of parents (birth father and birth mother, adoptive father and birth mother).
I don't think there is a right or wrong way of recording a person who was adopted. It really all comes down to personal preference and what make sense to you.
Posted 10 November 2013 - 10:18 PM
How can you suppress from RM reports the name you enter when you create the person's record in favour of an Alternate Name fact?
When I export to a file to share, I temporarily disconnect myself from my adopted family or vice versa and switch my primary and alternate names to match the tree I am sending out and only share the side that they are asking about. Since everything else is privatized for the living, this prevents the issue from showing up on reports that I send out. At least until I can figure out the answer to the other question I have which is privatizing a line completely.
Posted 14 November 2013 - 01:03 PM
I guess I'm a traditionalist because I believe that a genealogical record (family tree) should fundamentally reflect the genetic history of a family. This becomes very important for those who seek to use DNA testing and autosomal comparison techniques to help identify ancestors, cousins, etc. because adoption does not transfer genetic markers nor health related genetic traits, which is important information to some people.
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