My last name on my birthcertificate is my moms married name but not my biological fathers, how can I fix it in the tree?

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I was adopted at birth, my biological mother's married name is the last name on my birth certificate, but I know that her husband is not my biological father. I do not want to muddy the waters, but I do not know how to connect to the correct names for my branches.

The adopted parents (the ones who raised me) and Glissendorf and Trafton ; the biological family surnames are Martin and Kidd.

Thank you for your help.
WikiTree profile: Amy Trafton-Simer
in Genealogy Help by Amy Trafton-Simer G2G1 (1.3k points)
retagged by Ellen Smith

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My opinion is that you should enter the biological parents on your profile as your parents and the adopted ones on your biography with links to their profiles.  But I also believe that your mother's surname should be used as your LNAB since your birth parents weren't married and her name is used on your birth certificate.  List your biofather's surname under additional surnames since you have married.and that surname will be the current surname.
by Dave Dardinger G2G6 Pilot (409k points)
selected by Amy Trafton-Simer
So let me make sure I am following you.

Use Bio Mom's Maiden name as my name at birth even though the birth certificate uses her married name?

I was thinking that, but wanted reassurance before I changed my LNAB again. lol.

Thank you.
Amy, Your Last Name At Birth is the one listed on your birth certificate and that should be used on your profile in that position. Your biological parents would go in the father and mother spots for your profile with your adopted father mentioned in the biography section.

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