Maiden vs married name

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I want the names of females to show as their birth names not their married names.  My married females are displaying their married name and then "former ..." whatever their birth name is.  This is not the way other family trees work.  Is there a setting that I am not seeing that will let me change the display of names?

 

Thanks.

Eileen
in Genealogy Help by Eileen Flynn G2G Rookie (190 points)

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Following is link to naming conventions to further explain why the decision was made not to use birth names as the primary heading for women:

http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Name_Fields#General_Naming_Conventions

Also, to view discussions about this, the following link is useful:

http://www.wikitree.com/g2g/8401/can-we-control-how-married-women-are-listed
by Debby Black G2G6 Mach 8 (80.6k points)
selected by Erin Breen

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