Ancestry syncing and wife with same name as husband
Posted 12 October 2017 - 10:55 AM
My practice is to always enter women into my tree with their maiden name only or leave the surname blank when I don't know it. My tree of 10000 people does have a handful of cases where a wife does have the same surname as her husband. I realize from treeshare that there are hundreds of people in my ancestry tree where wives have been entered with the same name as their husband. This means that when I open the treesync and select "show changed" that the first few hundred entries are these faux or mechanical differences that look like:
, Ann. -->. Jones, Ann
I would love a mechanism that would fix the surnames of all of these women in ancestry in one operation. Is this, and other bulk ancestry changes on the wish list for RootsMagic?
Posted 12 October 2017 - 12:12 PM
Confirming this is on the enhancement request list.
Posted 15 October 2017 - 05:55 PM
For years, I have used the husband's surname with an asterisk for unknown maiden names; ie Joe Smith & Josey Smith*. It might not be a genealogy protocol (ONE of a whole bunch that don't exist) but it serves a purpose, also solves the problem w/ Ancestry.