GENBOX-L ArchivesArchiver > GENBOX > 2003-03 > 1048110120
From: Debbie Schnell Woolard <>
Subject: RE: [GENBOX] Names & Other Stuff
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2003 15:42:00 -0600
On Tuesday, 18-03-2003 at 05:54 PM -0800, Cheri Casper said:
**********Beginning of Quoted Message**********
> I have two aunts who were *never* called
>by their birth name. While I would like their birth name to show for the
>birth event, for all other events I would like to use the names they went
>by. Without a citation, I can't do that unless I hard type their names into
>the sentences structure directly but that isn't the best option.
**********End of Quoted Message**********
While the option I'm going to give won't apply to your Married names
question, I can give you a solution to the problem with your aunts names.
On the Identifiers tab of the Individuals screen give them the following:
Nickname: Then type in the name they went by, and if you want, you can
mark it primary. If you do mark it primary then it will show up on your
list view as:
Mary "Polly" Doe
Now, for reports, if you go to the "Style" tab, and in the box called
"Names", place a check mark in the "Use Nicknames" field. For these aunts,
their reports will then list their birth name the first time, and from then
on, uses their nickname.
I hope this helps you with at least some of your questions about Names.
-- Debbie Schnell Woolard
|RE: [GENBOX] Names & Other Stuff by Debbie Schnell Woolard <>|