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Pro Genealogy Naming Conventions?

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Re: Be Cautious With Middle Initials

Posted: 1367511891000
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Be Cautious.....

This IS the best advice when assigning names, "period". My experience is that most people really do not understand the actual way names are used in the country, community, culture or time period where they are recording.

Learn the naming customs for the area and time that you are recording the name. Not ever place in the world follows US or "modern" naming customs. Surname/Family Name is not a concept everyone uses. People can have no surname while others can have three surnames. Some can have several Given/First names that are not "middle names". Families can give children the same "Given" in the same generation, Don't confuse the individuals!!
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