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Ancestry syncing and wife with same name as husband

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#1 pbooth99



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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?

#2 Renee Zamora

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 12:12 PM

Confirming this is on the enhancement request list. 


#3 Dave in New Brunswick

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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.