Search for content in message boards

How to handle surname changes

Replies: 12

How to handle surname changes

Posted: 1298712459000
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?
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
baggy44 1298737659000 
keithnuttle 1298740577000 
baggy44 1298740968000 
ggjuk 1298746553000 
baggy44 1298748755000 
BrklynBridge 1298748001000 
AGHatchett3rd 1298754027000 
keithnuttle 1298754926000 
AGHatchett3rd 1298758106000 
curmil 1298764186000 
per page

Find a board about a specific topic