GENBOX-L ArchivesArchiver > GENBOX > 2004-12 > 1103158678
From: "wim prange" <>
Subject: RE: [GENBOX] Women's married names
Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2004 01:58:44 +0100
The program doesn't report someone's death or burial under the maiden name.
It reports this under the "preferred" name.
I've often read requests for 'automatic namechanging' (like use of the
married name for events after a marriage) in reports. I wonder if I would
like such a thing. In a typical genealogy-report you've got to deal with
hundreds of names, where the surnames are often the same too. When I would
read a report where one individual also changed his or her name every couple
of paragraphs, it seems to me this would become utterly confusing.
I think I personally would opt for using one, preferred, name pro person
only, maybe with a nickname sometimes. The other names that were used during
his or her life would then be reported separately.
Don't get me wrong. I'm not at all against a 'automatic namechanging
feature' in Genbox. It's just that I don't think it would have my
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andrew Hough [mailto:]
> Sent: Thursday, December 16, 2004 12:15 AM
> Subject: Re: [GENBOX] Women's married names
> >>There are many cultures where there is not an _automatic_
> >>of the males's surname on Marriage.
> >>**PLEASE implore Bill Flight to fix this. **
> I raised this point about a month ago when I asked if it was
> possible to display a wife's married name on the screen and
> in written reports.
> While I agree that there should not be an automatic
> assumption that the wife takes her husband's surname, the
> ability to generate such a married surname would be greatly
> appreciated. When I asked about this earlier, I was told the
> only to do it would be to enter each name by hand and to then
> modify each of the appropriate events by hand. With over 1000
> married females, all of whom incidentally took their
> husband's surname on marriage, in my family tree this could
> be very time consuming.
> I consider a programme which reports the death and burial of
> a married woman under her maiden name to be wrong. Just check
> your tombstones.
> However, judging by an earlier email, the beta test group has
> decided such a change is not required.
> ==== GENBOX Mailing List ====
> To join this list, send an email to
> with the word "subscribe" as
> the subject line. Then email your messages to
> and they will appear on this list.
> Search Family and Local Histories for stories about your
> family and the areas they lived. Over 85 million names added
> in the last 12 months.
> Learn more: http://www.ancestry.com/s13966/rd.ashx
|RE: [GENBOX] Women's married names by "wim prange" <>|