Greek Names & Naming in Family Search
Can you pass this on to the family search developers please. They will need to see this. Thank you.
1. Some changes have taken place with the way names are entered. Now Family search will not accept an abbreviated name like " T. Ash " or " J. Doe ". Here is the problem- In many of my Greek records It will only show the first initial of the parents name, and I cannot find what the full name is. The system will not let me put in a name with the first letter of the first name without an error message.
2. Also when entering names it would be important to have a middle name option for Greeks that allow an Initial. In Greece, if a person had a father named John, their full name would include John as their middle name. For example. I am "Tom John Ash" or "Tom J. Ash". The John tells people that my father was John. However with females when they are married they take on the first name of their husband as their middle name. So if " Cathy John Smith" (daughter of John) married Mike Sweat, her new name would be " Cathy Mike Sweat " or "Cathy M. Sweat. So Greek females may have two names one at birth and another at marriage.
So what I am asking for is an option to put in middle names in the areas of " + Add alternate name" & in the " main name area under vitals" . Also, allowing me to enter the middle initial and or name is very important and used to determine what family they came from & who they are married too.