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#1 steve@pelts.net

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Posted 07 January 2015 - 12:38 PM

Hello,

 

I have a person that the Surname was one thing then changed at some point to a different Surname.

 

what is best way to deal with this?  

 

entering birth and death with last surname, or what?

 

thanks

 



#2 Renee Zamora

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Posted 07 January 2015 - 01:10 PM

I usually add the name I prefer they will be known by as the primary name. I always use a women's maiden name of preference. Then add an alternate name and date it to sort right near the fact it should appear by. For example if they were adopted and I want them always to be known by the adopted name (I will make that the primary name).  I will add an alternate name and date it near the birth. Then state their birth name was....

 

Corrected for clarification.


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#3 steve@pelts.net

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Posted 07 January 2015 - 01:24 PM

Thanks,  I was overlooking the Alt Name fact for some reason



#4 TomH

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Posted 07 January 2015 - 01:56 PM

But, Renee, if you want the adopted name to be used throughout a report, it has to be the primary name and the birth name is the alternate. At least until RootsMagic supports the use of alternate names in the sentence template language...

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Posted 07 January 2015 - 05:38 PM

Not sure why you're calling out to Renee, Tom? Nothing she said contradicts what you state. She didn't mention that adoption tidbit, so it's helpful additional info *Thanks* ...but since Steve wasn't asking about adoptions, she can hardly be blamed for omission ,'o)

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