My grandfather had his last name legally changed. Which do I use for his profile?

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WikiTree profile: David Crabtree
in Genealogy Help by Clair Zarges G2G Crew (550 points)

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Clair -

Based on the profile, I'm assuming he was born with the last name Crabb and had it changed to Crabtree.  If that's the case, you'll want to just take Crabtree out of the Other Last Names field and enter it in the Current Last Name field.  

If it is the other way around, then just take Crabtree out of the Other Last Name field, and then after saving, click on the edit link nect to Last Name at Birth to change that to Crabtree.
by Allen Minix G2G6 Mach 1 (17.4k points)
selected by Mags Gaulden
Thank you, Allen. He started as Crabb and changed to Crabtree--I couldn't seem to get all the information into the question without going over the word limit! This is a great help and I appreciate your explanation and your kindness in providing it.
Clair, in the future, you can add details to the text area after the question. You're not limited to the text in the question box.

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