Is the Find Ancestor Matches sexist?

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I clicked the tab for Find Ancestor Matches from my watchlist and found that it is matching women to their married name and not their LNAB.
asked in WikiTree Tech by Lucy Selvaggio-Diaz G2G6 Pilot (209k points)
retagged by Ellen Smith
How is it sexist to be found by a name that is yours?

2 Answers

+4 votes
The whole of genealogy is arguably sexist. Why are we so hung up on paternal surnames?
answered by Martin Allen G2G6 Pilot (240k points)
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I tested this feature by entering Wiki IDs for women who are in WikiTree with a birth name and a married name. I got results for both the birth name and the married name. For example, when I entered the ID for Bates-5394 I got results for both Clara Bates and Clara Abbott.

answered by Ellen Smith G2G6 Pilot (834k points)

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