Hw do I record an adoption followed by adoption name change followed by marriage name change

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in WikiTree Help by Debra Will G2G Rookie (280 points)
recategorized by Ellen Smith

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If you know your birth name, this would be shown in the LNAB (last Name at Birth) field. This field is used for the formal name as it appears in official documents at the time of birth.

Your current, married name, would be shown in the Current Last Name field, and the adopted name would be in the Other Last Names field.

For more information, see the Adoptees: How to Setup your Profile page. f you are missing any of the information, or need help with birth parents - please check in with the Adoption Angels.

by Steven Harris G2G6 Pilot (488k points)
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When creating my mother’s profile, I did it a bit differently. Her middle AND last names were changed via adoption, so I used the name field to put her birth and marriage information, along with her nickname. Otherwise it was just way too long. Especially since she later reverted back to her birth middle name ‍♀️

I explained everything in her bio instead - (name at birth) was born to (birth parents) on (birth date) in (birth place). She was then adopted by “adoptive parents) and her name was changed to (full name after adoption).

She married (husband) on (date) at (place). She then changed her name to (birth name + married surname).
by Anonymous Younger G2G6 Mach 1 (13.2k points)

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