1800's ie: last name jonsson to johnson, which spelling is used?even tho they died with the new spelling

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Jonsson came from Iceland and changed name to johnson,  Same with

Brynjolfsson changed to Brynjolfson with 1 "s"

even though they died with the new spelling what spelling should be used when accurately reporting them on the tree...
in Genealogy Help by Cheri Bateman-Shewak G2G Crew (440 points)

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Okay after researching the CORRECT and proper way...it is in my opinion, that if they died with the changed spelling that is how it should be recorded...However, to place the alternate spelling is advisable.  If anyone can add to this it would be much appreciated.

thanks.

Cheri
by Cheri Bateman-Shewak G2G Crew (440 points)
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It is usual on wikitree to record LNAB as it was known by people at the time, if they changed their name during their life then that goes in the current last name box.

Of course notes in the Biography narrative should explain everything but having the LNAB as Jonsson allows easier matching with parents and the CLN shows the change for matching with spouse and children. If there was a female Jonsson who married and changed their name to that of their husband then the husbands name goes in the CLN box and Johnson goes into other last names.
by R. G. G2G6 Pilot (213k points)

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