Are their any established rules or guidelines for creating LNAB Unknown profiles?

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Just curious if we have or should add comments about using Unknown as the LNAB when creating profiles?  I did not see anything in the help section.
in Policy and Style by Michael Stills G2G6 Pilot (429k points)

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There are a couple of standards given in the naming conventions.

* If you're unsure of the Proper First Name, enter Unknown. If you can make an educated guess, enter that and mark the status as "uncertain". You might also wish to explain it in the biographical text. Do not use NN, or something like Twin, Daughter of X, Husband of Y, etc.

* If the last name is unknown, use Unknown in the field. Do not use Not Sure, NN, Wife of X, Adopted, etc.

You can find them under Specific Rules for Individual Name Fields.

by Shirley Dalton G2G6 Pilot (491k points)
selected by Michael Stills

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