I still have a problem with this issue, especially within the Joslin family. Page 367 lists George A., son of Alfred Joslin (Alfred being #18). George was a successful businessman who made a fortune in newsprint and had a beautiful big home in Omaha, Neb. The home is now the JOSLYN Art Museum, because apparently George changed the spelling of his last name. I'm sure that his obituary and death cert use his preferred spelling, but I haven't actually researched that issue.
Also, my Grandmother's cousin, Hazel E. Joslyn, was an archivist at Baker Library at Dartmouth College who died in 1955. I have a copy of the obituary which ran in the Dartmouth Almuni Magazine at that time in which she is listed as having been survived by her mother, Mrs. Elizabeth (Bacon) JOSLYN. And her brothers also used that spelling.
I've been so impressed with the programming that goes with a website of this magnitude as I realize that there are about a gazillion lines of programming code behind all of the features available to us. What would be the possibility of asking for another line on the data sheet that we use to create the profiles that would allow us to enter the person's "Preferred spelling of the surname" so that it would show up on the individual's profile?
I know that I would appreciate that option when entering profiles for the Joslin (Joslyn) and Combs (with their various spellings) profiles. Just realized that I have another family branch on my husband's side...Truesdell vs Truesdale. If I could have the opportunity to make sure the preferred spelling appears NOT as an AKA, I would appreciate it!
Thanks for your time!