Changing uknown surname

+3 votes
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Apologies for such a simple question.

I am trying to edit a profile.  The existing profile is set with 'Last name at birth' = unknown.  There is no box for entering the correct 'Last name at birth'

I have the correct last name of the individual and their parents name.  Adding in their parents doesn't amend it.

How do I edit this?  

I can add it to the box below 'Current last name' - which adds the name at the end but it still includes the word unknown.  So don't believe that is the place to correct it.

Thanks

Mike
WikiTree profile: Mary Pillow
in WikiTree Help by Mike Pillow G2G Crew (430 points)
edited by Ellen Smith
Mike,

What fun!   I always enjoy finding someone's maiden name.

2 Answers

+5 votes
You have to be the profile manager to edit the LNAB.  Or on the Trusted List.

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Correcting_a_Last_Name_at_Birth
by Ros Haywood G2G Astronaut (2.0m points)
+4 votes
Hello, Mike. WikiTree is set up so only the profile manager or someone on the trusted list can change the last name at birth. You should contact the profile manager and explain your evidence supporting the last name you've found; then the PM can change the LNAB from Unknown to the actual surname. Alternatively, you can request to be added to the "trusted list" for the profiled person, and if approved by the PM, you can make the changes (making sure to add your evidence supporting the new LNAB.)
by Jim Parish G2G6 Pilot (178k points)

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