Can a Pre-1500 Certified member merge Magnussdotter Malstaatten-1 into Magnusson-177 in our G2G forum? Thank you.

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Can a Pre-1500 Certified member merge Magnusdotter Malstaatten-1 into Magnusson-177 in our G2G forum?                                                         Thank you.

''edit - added LNAB tag and replaced malstaatten with Sweden (max of 6 tags)''
WikiTree profile: Ingeborg Magnusdotter
in The Tree House by Joan Landreth G2G6 Mach 2 (27.8k points)
edited by Liz Shifflett
You need to propose and approve your 1/2 of the merge first.
I was going to add PPP (protect) Magnusdotter as being the correct LNAB, but that's not one of the choices.

My understanding was just one name is preferred in the LNAB field - e.g., Magnusdotter, not Magnusdotter Malstaatten (and I'm not sure what Malstaatten is... the place?). ''update - Eva's reply to Helmut answered this - not sure how I missed it before''

Once the correct LNAB is determined, it should be protected prior to proposing merges to ensure the merges go into the correct profile.

Cheers, Liz

1 Answer

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Both profiles appear to be for women, both have male patronymics (Tordsson is furthermore the patronymic of the husband). Since Scandinavian women did not take their husbands patronymic as last name the Current Last Name should be corrected first and then, if the merge is warranted, it should go the other direction (Magnusson into Magnusdotter). And ideally, since all profiles involved have just Ancestry family trees as sources, some real sources should be found.
by Helmut Jungschaffer G2G6 Pilot (553k points)
True. She should be Ingeborg Magnusdotter. It's the same parson allright. Her husband also needs merging: Peter Tordsson Bonde exists both as Bonde-14 and as Tordsson_Bonde-5 .

The strange name component Malstaatten should not be in a name field, I think. It means that she was a member of the noble line Malsta-├Ątten; medieval nobility seated at Malsta manor.

I have no sources except some googling :-) I'm not very involved with the nobility, there is so much interesting research to do when the church records for ordinary people begin.

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