Married and Maiden name edit protocoll
hello volunteers. importent to me to include both names and brackets are not accepted.
is the word nee appropriate.
Womens names are importent to me and was to my mother. I have seen so many old gravestone with wife Emmiline ingraved on it but not her maiden name.
I had to push back to get my mothers maiden name on her stone and wish to continue to note that womens familly name is equally or even more importent than her and others.
thanks for an answer. tom hall.
Gordon Collett ✭✭✭✭✭
Certainly a woman's family name is important.
The general protocol in every genealogy database I have ever worked in is that a woman is always entered with her maiden or family name.
In Family Tree there are specific instructions to put a woman's maiden name in the Vitals section. Her married name belongs in the Alternate Name section and should be specifically labeled as such:
The search engine will work best if each name for a person is entered separately rather than combining them on one line as was the custom on paper forms. That is why brackets were banned.6
Further to what Gordon wrote, don't assume that all cultures at all times replaced a woman's surname -- and only a woman's surname -- upon marriage. (For example, a fully-traditional Hungarian married name doesn't include any part of the wife's birth name: Szabó Mária becomes Kovács Jánosné. In a pre-mid-20th-century Hungarian-language context [i.e., one not influenced by German/English-style married names], Kovács Mária cannot be the same person as Kovács Jánosné.)
Use maiden names in genealogy. It simplifies life.2
French, German, and Swiss women historically did not take their husbands' surnames.0