Birth Name, Adopted Name, Married Name

+10 votes
Regarding: Gerken-276

1. Her name was Sophia Gerken at birth.

2. Her birth father died. Her new father adopted her. Her adopted name was Sophia Schulte.

3. She married. Her name became Sophia Knauf (neé Schulte).

I don’t see how to capture all three names in the available fields. So either I am misunderstanding something, or WikiTree adopted a convention to use in this situation.

Please advise.
WikiTree profile: Sophia Knauf
in Policy and Style by Karl Schulte G2G Crew (460 points)
The name she was using when she died is the Current Last Name.  Her Last Name at Birth is the obvious one.  All other last names go in the Other Last Names field.

You can see how it looks on my step-mother's profile.

Karl, you can also use the Adopted Child template on her profile in the biography since you can only attach one set of parents. This template allows you to link to the adoptive parents if you wish.

2 Answers

+14 votes
Best answer
LNAB (Last Name At Birth) - Gerken

CLN (Current Last Name) - Knauf

OLN (Other Last Names) - Schulte
by Gaile Connolly G2G6 Pilot (838k points)
selected by Catharina Lewerenz
+11 votes
And all what you wrote above will be a start for a good story in the Biographie section.
by Dieter Lewerenz G2G6 Pilot (682k points)

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