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How to enter those complicated Norwegian names into FTM!?

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How to enter those complicated Norwegian names into FTM!?

Posted: 1357953743000
Classification: Query
Oh those complicated Norwegian names! I have a situation and am trying to figure out how to best enter this person into FTM2012. (And I'm sure this issue will come up with many others in my family tree, as well.)

For as long as I've been researching this Norwegian-American ancestor, I've usually found him in records as Andrew Emerson. His official first name, however, was Andreas. He also went by Andrew T. Emerson and A.T. Emerson. (The "T" standing for Tollefson since his dad's first name was Tollef.)

Andrew's last name of Emerson evolved from "Americanizing" the name Amundson, which was his dad's last name who also lived in America. (So his dad was Tollef Amundson.)

Now to make things more complicated, I just found Andrew's birth record for 1854 and he was baptized as Thorgeir Andreas Amundsen.

What's the right way to handle all these different names in the software?
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
NorskyGal 1357953743000 
johndd189 1357961463000 
NorskyGal 1357961821000 
johndd189 1357964197000 
kj_norway 1357964715000 
TheDahlstedts 1358073958000 
kj_norway 1358093219000 
TheDahlstedts 1358102289000 
beritgullbekk 1378723616000 
TheDahlstedts 1378727265000 
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