multiple marriages and maiden names

+6 votes
Wanting clarification please- I am still working my way around the differences between all of these different tree platforms! For instance, in Isabella’s profile  she is the second wife but she was a widow- born Ladner, married Fraser, he died then she married Peirl. So when you have multiple marriages that’s the correct protocol?

The name at birth is the one the profile is created under, yes?

The name of the last marriage is the current name, and any other previous marriages go in the Other Names section?

On that subject -what is the correct way to create the profile if you do not know the original birth name of a woman when you create the Profile? I have had a couple of instances where I only had the married names....
WikiTree profile: Isabella Perel
in Policy and Style by N Lynch G2G Crew (860 points)
recategorized by Steve McCabe

1 Answer

+11 votes
Best answer
You're correct. Looking at Isabella:
LNAB - Ladner
Current Last Name - Perel
Other Names - Fraser
so in the display, she will look like
Isabella Perel, formerly Ladner aka Fraser

If you didn't know Isabella's maiden name, she would be
LNAB - Unknown (not UNKNOWN, nk, mnu, or anything else)
Current Last Name - Perel
Other Names - Fraser
by Ros Haywood G2G Astronaut (1.5m points)
selected by Pip Sheppard
Great Answer.

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