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#1 SomebodySmart

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 07:12 AM

I just reached a death record, and it gives the man's name, saying he is the widower of Maria Raffaela Soldani. She is already in the database as Maria Raffaela Clementina Soldani.

 

To add this alternate name, I am allowed to pick a type. AKA means ALSO KNOWN AS. But at the time the record was made and the alternate name was written, she was deceased, so she was not known, but rather, remembered. 

 



#2 zhangrau

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 07:28 AM

That seems to be a distinction with no difference, in my opinion.

 

More importantly, the selection in the drop down menu for "birth" or "maiden" or any other has no effect on the Alternate Name fact sentence. This is a long-time issue, much requested for improvement. Will it be in RM8? Only the developers know....