Marriage in to Orr surname

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My question is, when a wife marries and becomes an Orr, do we include her in the Orr One name Study?
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in Genealogy Help by Mike Orr G2G1 (2.0k points)

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Read this page:
https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:One_Name_Studies_FAQ_Page#Should_I_include_females_and_adoptees.3F_What_about_for_those_that_married_into_the_family.3F

It depends on the goals you have. Personally, I include them.

Here is a (made-up) example. Susan Hill marries at age 17 and becomes Susan Murch. She lives for a further 70 years and dies as Susan Murch.
Should she be included in the Murch Name Study?

  1. Some say 'no', because she was born a Hill.
  2. Some say 'yes', because she only lived for 17 years as a Hill, and 70 years as a Murch. The decision is up to the Name Study's coordinator.
by Ros Haywood G2G Astronaut (1.3m points)
selected by Laura Enomoto
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Yes, because a one name study is simply a tool toward producing genealogical tables; and having spouses in the one name category makes it easier to pick up individuals when you are checking and continuously rechecking a long list where many have the same given names.

This is my Willis study, where you'll see what I mean. [[Category: Ireland, Willis of Fermanagh Name Study]]
by Valerie Willis G2G6 Mach 7 (79.9k points)

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