Adding a married name to the search
When I click the FamilySearch icon under Search Records (on the right pane of the details page for any person), I get a search page. It would be nice IF there were under "Add Ancestor Information" an automatically added married last name of a female. As it is, to find a death record or a widowed census record, I need to change the maiden name to her married last name and then redo the search. Ideally only the last maiden name would be used, but there are cases where that is undetermined such as when no marriage dates exist, so perhaps all potential married names from the page searched from could be the default, and then we users can close those we want.
Áine Ní Donnghaile ✭✭✭✭✭
If you have the married name as an alternate name (in the "Other Information" section), both names will appear in the search.
Example in this snip. Emma Odell Lowe is the maiden name. I have her married name, Emma Burgess, in the other information section. Both appear when I search:2
Good point. I will use that going forward. Thank you.1
you can also add the husband's surname as a search criteria.0
I don't know whether it is possible, but it would be nice if we could specify, from this year to this, (pre-marriage) look for this name, with these parents and siblings. Look in this location. From this later year until this year, (married) look for this married name and this spouse and these children. Look in this other location.0
@MrsLCJ, you're essentially describing two different searches. Is there a reason you want to do them simultaneously?1
Paul W ✭✭✭✭✭
I generally remove any alternate name that appears in a search from the Details page. I just find it better in getting results to make a number of separate searches relating to the different events and time periods in which (a woman, more commonly) has been known by multiple last names.
Some of the females in my branches married two or three times - sometimes using the name of the last husband, but occasionally reverting to their maiden name. So, it can become very difficult trying to carry out searches for different events simultaneously, as Julia suggests. I've never had a problem with having to make multiple searches.0