beginning... where did my 'user name' come from? change it?

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Looks like I'm assigned a user name. Can that be changed?

My last name plus numbers? Don't know where that came from.
in WikiTree Help by G Straughan G2G Crew (310 points)
recategorized by Dorothy Barry

2 Answers

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Best answer
Your Profile ID number is your surname and the last number of the most recent person with that surname here on WikiTree. So we have 55 Straughans here. You can check them out on this list: https://www.wikitree.com/genealogy/Straughan
by Dorothy Barry G2G Astronaut (2.4m points)
selected by Susan Laursen

PS: Did you want to join us as a full member?? If so you would need to  finish the process of filling out your tags and clicking on Volunteer button as explained in the initial email. Once you do that you will be confirmed by one of our friendly greeters!!

Thank you very much. I understand now. I was waiting for this answer before continuing. and Yes I will continue the process in order to become a full member. Just wanted to catch the one Q I had and hope the rest will fly easier.
Your welcome G. Straughan!

Thanks Susan for Best Answer!
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That is not a user name but your profile ID. Your LNAB and the numbers  we all have them as will each profile you create.

It is how the system keeps track of how many profiles for each surname and helps with merging and  connecting to  parents wives children etc
by Jacqueline Clark G2G6 Pilot (158k points)
Thought that might be it... much appreciated

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