The use of two names joined by - or- in German records.
I am working on my Germany Family History. I have come across several names like this Joseph Giese Or Connert MDW8-J78. The fathers name was originally the same but I changed it to Giese, because it seemed to me more commonly used. I put the Connert in the Other information sections. I know that sometimes it was the wife's maiden name, but not always. What do I put for the last name. Should I have "Giese" or should it be "Giese or Connert" All of his children have Giese, his grandfather has Giese and brothers and sisters are mixed.