Profile with (formerly surname)

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Can someone explain how a profile gets designated formerly (specific surname) and the parents are not listed in the profile.  An example is Barnes-9060
WikiTree profile: Janie Marley
in Policy and Style by Living Barnes G2G6 Mach 3 (32.9k points)

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I can think of dozen's of scenarios, where you could know a wife's surname without knowing her parent's name.

For instance I have friends who know my brothers, therefore they know my maiden name, but they don't necessarily know my parents names.  or

The family bible says Henry Marley m. Janie Barnes but doesn't bother to list her parents

Marriage certificates do not always list parents.

Or have I misunderstood your question?
by Anne B G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
selected by Living Barnes
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Most likely the person who entered Barnes-9060 hasn't gotten around to entering the previous generation.  I think I still have a few profiles in that state.  That would especially happen if this wasn't in the profile creater's main line.
by Dave Dardinger G2G6 Pilot (410k points)
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A LOT of marriage record databases don't list either party's parents.  And even if they do list the parents, there's usually not enough information to create profiles for them.
by Nan Starjak G2G6 Pilot (318k points)

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