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How to handle surname changes

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How to handle surname changes

Posted: 26 Feb 2011 9:27AM GMT
Classification: Query
I use Family Tree Maker. The problem I have right now is with an ancestor who changed his surname when he was already widowed with children. That was (and still is) legal in the UK, even though he didn't go through any legal process -- he just dropped his old name and started using the new one. His new wife and the children they had together took his new surname; the children already born kept the old one. How do I handle this surname change in Family Tree Maker? That is, how do I start someone off as Fred Fanakapan and then show him as Fred Newname?
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baggy44 26 Feb 2011 4:27PM GMT 
keithnuttle 26 Feb 2011 5:16PM GMT 
baggy44 26 Feb 2011 5:22PM GMT 
ggjuk 26 Feb 2011 6:55PM GMT 
baggy44 26 Feb 2011 7:32PM GMT 
BrklynBridge 26 Feb 2011 7:20PM GMT 
AGHatchett3rd 26 Feb 2011 9:00PM GMT 
keithnuttle 26 Feb 2011 9:15PM GMT 
AGHatchett3rd 26 Feb 2011 10:08PM GMT 
curmil 26 Feb 2011 11:49PM GMT 
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