Sorting of Other Last Names Field

+2 votes
Will putting other spellings of a Last Name in the Other Last Names field mean that the person will sort into both Last Names?

Example: I added Miner and Minor as Other Last Names for William MYNER (Myner-1).  I thought he would now sort into not only the Myner surname list, but also the Miner and Minor surname lists.   I looked, and it does appear that he shows up as a Miner.

It sure would be handy, but would this capability be possible (or advisable)?
WikiTree profile: William Miner
in Genealogy Help by Vic Watt G2G6 Pilot (366k points)

2 Answers

+3 votes
Best answer
Hi Vic,

As you figured it out, the person won't appear in the surname lists for Other Last Names.

We could look at doing that, but it would be a little tricky since you can include more than one name in that field.

by Chris Whitten G2G Astronaut (1.5m points)
selected by Michael Gabbard
+1 vote
Good question.  Wish I could answer it for you.  I hope someone can.  I'm sure everyone would like to know.
by Deborah Mayes G2G6 (7.7k points)

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