How do I edit a surname?

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How do I edit a surname? This program assumes the father's surname is the same as the child, and this assumption was not caught when it when the father was entered. I have been able to do this in the past. What am I doing wrong now?
in WikiTree Help by Eugene C. Rasband G2G2 (2.9k points)
retagged by Steve McCabe

1 Answer

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Only the profile manager can do this:  In the Edit screen, just to the right of the Last Name at Birth, lies an [edit] button.  Click that and proceed.
by Herbert Tardy G2G6 Pilot (633k points)

Any member on the Trusted List of a profile can change the Last Name at Birth (with a few exceptions, such as not Pre-1700 or Pre-1500 certified when those certifications are relevant):

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Correcting_a_Last_Name_at_Birth


If you are not on the profile's trusted list, Eugene, you should contact the profile's manager or another trusted list member to notify him/her of the error. You can send a private message from or post a public comment on the relevant profile; be sure to include a source reference to support your assertion.

You may need to follow your communications with the Unresponsive Profile Managers form if no action is taken within a reasonable time period.

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