Why doesn't surname change after edit? [closed]

+2 votes
Initially, I had entered a spouse with the birth surname of "Unknown." I recently located the surname and made the change, but the system still shows "Unknown" as part of the name. It currently shows as "Anna (Unknown) Dolezal (1897). Can someone please resolve this problem? Thanks!
WikiTree profile: Anna Groedel
closed with the note: Resolved
in WikiTree Tech by Jerry Zeisler G2G Crew (440 points)
closed by Jillaine Smith

2 Answers

+7 votes
you have to change the "Last Name at Birth"

there should be an edit link next to it
by Dennis Wheeler G2G6 Pilot (540k points)
Thank you. I didn't notice the edit link for the birth name. Resolved.
+3 votes
Last Name at Birth should be the Maiden Name.  Only the PM or Trusted List people can 'Edit' that field from Edit Mode.  Current Last Name should be her married name, if she used that.

When you change the Last name at Birth, the profile will have the new 'Surname' and sequence number, but referencing the 'old wikitree ID' will automatically redirect the the 'changed' name and sequence.
by Linda Peterson G2G6 Pilot (640k points)
it was previously "Unknown"... that's why he was changing it.
I understand that Dennis.  We posted at the same time.

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