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How to enter those complicated Norwegian names into FTM!?

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Re: How to enter those complicated Norwegian names into FTM!?

Posted: 9 Sep 2013 12:16PM GMT
Classification: Query
@BillHarvey34,

For FTM this is probably the the best alternative I've seen, when you don't want the location or patronymic name to be indexed as a surname.

As an aside I would note the location as a RESI tag with the date of the fact and the place including the farm name.

Since in the pre-1924 rural Norway a person called Olav Thorsen Hafsted (or Brigette Thorsdtr Hafsted) we know that his "given name" is Olav (hers is Brigette), their "patronymic name" is Thorsen, and their "current residence" is Hafsted.

My question to @BillHarvey34 is what do you do with "Thorsen" it is not a surname, nor is it a "middle name". Would you place this in the suffix as well? Or pretend it is name that just follows the given name? Or not include it at all because we know that Olav Thorsen and Brigette Thorsen had fathers named Thor and we can see that by looking at the father's record.

My solution does not work in FTM.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
kj_norway 9 Sep 2013 1:12PM GMT 
BillHarvey34 9 Sep 2013 5:28PM GMT 
kj_norway 9 Sep 2013 6:16PM GMT 
BillHarvey34 9 Sep 2013 10:58PM GMT 
kj_norway 10 Sep 2013 2:28AM GMT 
BillHarvey34 10 Sep 2013 4:01AM GMT 
beritgullbekk 11 Sep 2013 7:12AM GMT 
beritgullbekk 9 Sep 2013 1:02PM GMT 
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