Which LNAB should I use, the one she was baptised with or the one that she used when her parents married? [closed]

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Using the name she was given at her baptism, Caroline Martin, mother Elizabeth Martin will have Caroline showing up with the Martin people on searches. Her parents married 6 months later and she was then known as Caroline Adams until she married. She would be the only member of the family with the Martin last name.

Adams would be in the other last name fields BUT, Adams doesn't show up in the searches because only LNAB and CLN are searched.

Shall I use Martin or Adams. I'm tempted to go with Adams even though it doesn't follow policy. That way she would show up in the search for duplicates.
closed with the note: I found the answer I was looking for.
in Policy and Style by Rosemary Jones G2G6 Pilot (238k points)
closed by Rosemary Jones
My vote is for Adams

Thanks folks. I should have tried the searches with my 2x gt grandmother Mary Lindsay Williamson Higgs Pearce Hookey http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Lindsay-1351 .

Searching for Mary Higgs does have her at the bottom of the results.

So, it will be Caroline Martin.

3 Answers

+1 vote
Best answer
Acording to policy it should be Martin. if Anne B is correct the name Adams should still show up in searches and would make no difference.
by Dale Byers G2G Astronaut (1.5m points)
selected by anonymous
+2 votes
Searches are done on LNAB, CLN and Other Last Name OLN
by Anne B G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
+1 vote
Hi Rosemary,

Definitely Martin.

I just created a profile yesterday with the same situation. Registered at birth under mother's name, legally adopted four years later by stepfather, and now married.

LNAB (mother's name), CLN (married name), and OLN (stepfather) will all find her profile.
by Peter Knowles G2G6 Mach 6 (65.7k points)

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