I have a SR and the son with the same name does not have a suffix. I want to add JR to eliminate confusion, but not sure how to do that. Thanks!
Hi Julie. I am guessing that you are indexing. So I am going to share your question with the group that has questions and answers - @Indexing Chat. Sr and Jr are not indexed unless there is a field for suffixes or titles and terms. If you aren't already a member of Indexing Chat, I hope you will join the group.
If this question is about FamilyTree, just let us know and someone will be along to help with that too.
Just in case ...
IF, your (General) 'Question' relates to "Family Tree" of 'FamilySearch' (rather than "Indexing"); THEN, ...
UNLESS the, "Senior"; and/or, "Junior", is PART of their "Legal" (eg. Registered/Recorded) Name ...
DO NOT add the "Suffix" of, either, "Senior"; and/or, "Junior", to their Name.
There is NO need to differentiate between them, by adding via a non-actual "Suffix", to their Name .
WHY do you believe there is such/would be any confusion?
Just because, a Father; and, a Son, have the same Name, DOES NOT mean their is/will be confusion.
IF, they were "Also Known As", either, "Senior"; and/or, "Junior", during their lifetime; THEN, you can add that as an "Alternate Name" in the "Other Information" Section.
In "Knowledge Articles" in 'FamilySearch':
How do I index name titles or terms?
Where is states
If no Titles and Terms field is included in the batch, do not include them.
How should I enter names in Family Tree?
If a person does not have a suffix, leave this field blank.
I hope this helps.