Birth Name versus Adopted Name
Posted 24 March 2005 - 11:42 AM
Posted 24 March 2005 - 12:28 PM
|QUOTE (jejjr @ Mar 24 2005, 10:42 AM)|
|Can anyone offer advice while refraining from calling me names for not knowing the answer already?|
Do "Add a fact" on the person's edit page and add an "Alternate name" fact.
Posted 24 March 2005 - 01:39 PM
Posted 24 March 2005 - 02:05 PM
Posted 24 March 2005 - 03:32 PM
He is probably correct in that using the birth name is the way genealogists do it.
But if John Doe was born and adopted by John and Jane Smythe when he was a baby, no one in will ever know who you are talking about if you use the birth name, John Doe.
Since you can give any person several sets of parents, I would give this person two sets, a birth set, and an adoption set. I would use the name the person wues and is known by and put a note in either the birth or adoption fact stating the birth name and why is was changed.
-- My opinion only, it probably has nothing to do with good genealogy practices. --
Posted 24 March 2005 - 04:07 PM
Posted 24 March 2005 - 04:16 PM
|QUOTE (Alfred @ Mar 24 2005, 02:32 PM)|
|I do not agree with the RootsMagician on this issue.|
Hey, that's my wife's job
Posted 24 March 2005 - 05:09 PM
|Do you know if there is a "Genealogy For Dummies" publication? I'll learn (hopefully).|
There probably is, I don't know for sure.
I do have a book titled: "Idiot's Guide to Genealogy" -- I browsed it but haven't read it, It still looks too deep form me.
I found it at Menards, Home building supplies store in a bargin bin for about $5, It has the Broderbune name on the comve and came with a couple of disks that I can't find any use for either.
There are a few beginner's guides thay you could probably find on the internet. Cyndi's list is sure to have a link to some.