How to deal with aliases?
My great grandmother used an alias on the birth certificates of my mother and her brother because they were illegitimate and she was possibly still married to someone else. Also when my mother is sealed to her parents will she be sealed to the alias?
This happens more often than you might think. An Alternate Names field, and a brief paragraph in the Life Sketch, is a good way to capture the alias. There would be one profile for your ancestor, regardless of any names she used.1
Hello @Melody Lariviere
Further to what @dontiknowyou stated, the knowledge article about entering names gives the following guidance:
In the Vitals section, enter the person’s birth name or complete legal name.
Add other names a person had in the “Other Information” section. Here are examples:
- Names used before or after moving to a new country
- Names used to avoid identification
- Name changes from adoption, divorce, or some other legal actions if they were not the last legal name the person used
- Name variants caused by naming customs, such as French "dit" names
- Married names of women
- Spelling variations
Notice that Other Information is where you enter a "name used to avoid identification," which is what the alias is.0
Thank you for posting in about a child with an alias, and the ordinances. If all to be involved in the Sealing to Parents are deceased, the following applies.
A sealing is a religious rite performed in temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Sealings are performed for a man and a woman who have been legally wedded. (Note: A deceased couple, on an exception basis, may be sealed by proxy if there is indication that they lived together but were not legally married to each other during their lifetimes).
Deceased couples who were divorced may also be sealed. This provides one way for their children to be sealed to parents. However, if a couple was sealed in life and the sealing was canceled, First Presidency approval is required for them to be sealed again. Children of divorced parents may be sealed to grandparents if sealing to parents is not an option or is not desired by the descendants.
Same-sex couples are not sealed to each other, even if they have been legally married. A deceased individual who has lived in a **** couple relationship or who has been in a **** marriage, may receive eligible individual ordinances but not be sealed to the **** spouse.
How long do I have to wait before deceased spouses can be sealed to each other?
Policy on sealing a deceased couple that were never married nor ever lived together?
Policy regarding a deceased woman being sealed to more than one deceased husband
Policy for sealing living members after a spouse or fiance dies?
Can a Man Have More Than One Wife Sealed to Him?
Correct order of temple ordinances
If this information does not answer your concern, please let us know. We are here to help.0