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Re: Wish I had signed up for the beta

Posted: 20 Aug 2013 7:35AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 20 Aug 2013 10:45AM GMT
KMA,

You are missing the point. All instances of a name are important, most of my relatives have different AKA names based on where they lived at a given time. I always add one as the primary name, normally this is either their birth name or the name that most people knew them by while they lived. Then add the other names with a "type" of AKA or married.

Several of my relative, including myself, have "pen", "stage", or pseudonym which I also record. All of these names are still recorded as a name, but with different "type" values.

As far as spelling changes I record these as names as well not in the AKA field but as a NAME with an attribute of AKA. Using the same data construct is good database practice and can be better used in reports. Because then it is either a list of all name with their type attribute or the first ( primary) name when you only want one name listed.

So again... It's not that I want to eliminate AKA I want to organize it in the correct construct which is name.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
kj_norway 20 Aug 2013 3:15AM GMT 
Russ Worthing... 20 Aug 2013 6:06AM GMT 
tony_knight 20 Aug 2013 6:37AM GMT 
kj_norway 20 Aug 2013 12:04PM GMT 
KATHYMARIEANN 20 Aug 2013 12:10PM GMT 
kj_norway 20 Aug 2013 12:30PM GMT 
Russ Worthing... 20 Aug 2013 12:45PM GMT 
KATHYMARIEANN 20 Aug 2013 12:05PM GMT 
KATHYMARIEANN 20 Aug 2013 1:09PM GMT 
kj_norway 20 Aug 2013 1:35PM GMT 
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