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Pro Genealogy Naming Conventions?

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Re: Pro Genealogy Naming Conventions?

Posted: 28 Apr 2013 4:41PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 28 Apr 2013 4:43PM GMT
2. I'm currently using Also Know As facts for nicknames. Example: Odelia Vetsch, aka Tillie. In Family Tree Maker 2012, I checked the box "Use AKA if available after the middle name", but this only shows up in the index as: Odelia "Tillie" Vetsch. Is there a way to have her name show like this once a tree is synced online?

Tillie is not an aka, it is a nickname. Many people mix up this value.

AKA is used in general as aliases, working names, pen name etc. A common nickname Jack for John would be displayed with quotes around it. John Wayne is an aka for Marion Mitchell Morrison.

In GEDCOM a tag is available for NICKname, but if I recall FTM does not have this value. I would in FTM enter:

Given: Odelia "Tillie"
Surname: Vetsch
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