Need help categorizing free space page.

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Not sure how to incorporate the free space page for the asylum my grandmother lived in.  There is a category "Insane Asylum"and a lower level - "Milledgeville, Georgia" which is the physical location of the facility.  There is a category for the specific institution with the name "Georgia Lunatic Asylum."  My problem is that this link takes you to a Wikipedia page which is kind of generic.  I would like to link my more detailed page to the category.
WikiTree profile: Sarah Hemrick
in Policy and Style by Lynn Hemrick G2G6 Mach 1 (16.7k points)
retagged by Ellen Smith
Thank you.  Another question.  Why does my grandmother's name come up with her married name?  See above question.  I entered her id as McElreath-21 and as you can see, it is Sarah Hemrick.  The information is correct on her profile.  LNAB is McElreath.

WikiTree displays the current name (or last name before death) of a person.

With her marriage, she had become Sarah Hemrick, which is the short form of "Sarah Hemrick formerly McElreath". So everything is correct here.

Since changes of identity frequently cause confusion, it would be helpful if WikiTree could display the name in birth at parenthesis when there was a change of identity --- Sarah (McElreach) Hemrick.  There have been some marvelous genealogical puzzles in early Maryland history where a woman married five times and was widowed four, with name changes each time.  

Thank heavens a very smart person when WikiTree was created determined that there would only be one identity per person within the computer, and that would be the "last name at birth."
Thank you Jack.  That’s why I brought it up.  This is the first time I’ve noticed this happening.  It will be very confusing to change the LNAB to most recent married name.  Have the rules changed or is this a fluke?
No, the LNAB never changes, except when a bad LNAB is corrected manually to a better one.  And on the profile page, name changes are reflected appropriately, with the initial name in parenthesis.  Unfortunately, the display on the G2G page needs to be fixed to show the initial name as well, so one can tell who one is talking about.

But we are far better off than Geni.  The first time I looked at Geni I saw that John Jones was marrying Jane Jones and Steve Smith was marrying Samantha Smith and I thought that Geni only dealt in brother-sister marriages.

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You would use [[Category:Georgia Lunatic Asylum, Milledgeville, Georgia]] on the Space Page.
by Steven Harris G2G6 Pilot (501k points)

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