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How to handle when husband takes wifes last name

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Re: How to handle when husband takes wifes last name

Posted: 27 Feb 2014 11:20AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 27 Feb 2014 1:44PM GMT

This is how I would record changing name from Smith to Jones

Preferred Name: Tom Wilson Smith Jones

Other Name: Tom Wilson Smith
Other Name: Tom Wilson Jones

Note (a custom fact that I have setup in my file):
Date: 10/26/1957,
DescriptionTom legally changed his surname fr Smith to Jones (surname of wife).


Alternatively, you could use Tom Wilson Jones as preferred and not have a name with both, with the name Tom Wilson Smith as an alernative.

In addition, I always record the name as it is found in ALL documents I find and enter into FTM, so I might have other alternative names, like T. W. Jones, etc.

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Steve Reed 21 Feb 2014 1:52PM GMT 
kj_norway 21 Feb 2014 4:25PM GMT 
Kanithia52 27 Feb 2014 5:06PM GMT 
silverfox3280 27 Feb 2014 6:20PM GMT 
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