My mother was adopted, so how will that work for her surnames?

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WikiTree profile: Alice Minyard
in Genealogy Help by Alice Minyard G2G Rookie (220 points)

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So you know what her birth name was? If yes then use that as her LNAB. Add a source - perhaps adoption papers or her original birth certificate.

IF you don't know what it is then use her adopted name - but mark it as NON-BIOLOGICAL and add a note to the bio that it is the adopted name.

It can changed later when you do find out the original birth name.
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selected by Bruce Codère
Thanks for the best answer.
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The Last Name At Birth (LNAB) should be the biological parents name. As far as the adoptive parents it can be shown as follows:

Adoption Template for anyone adopted. 

http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Template:Adopted_Child

Here is an example

http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Plaisted-208

My grandfather was adopted and then used his LNAB as his middle name.  The adopted family name should be in the current last name if not married or in Other Last Names.

by Kevin Conroy G2G6 Pilot (141k points)

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