Want to send invitation, don't know LNAB

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I'm giving a presentation on WikiTree at a local Genealogy group. I told people I'd send them invitations to join because I have their email addresses. LNAB is "required". Most group members are women with married names so I don't know LNAB. Do I have to ask each one for LNAB before I invite? Or enter "Unknown"? Or enter the married name and have them change it?
in WikiTree Help by Douglas Beezley G2G6 Mach 2 (23.5k points)
retagged by Steve Schmidt
Hi Douglas,

I wouldn't suggest creating a bunch of unknowns When an LNAB is changed, in the background we need to create a new WikiTree profile and merge the existing profile into it. What I would suggest is contacting them and getting the correct information as to limit clutter and using up of valuable system resource.

See:

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

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The least messy way would be to give them a general link to WilkiTree in an email and ask them to setup their own profile, having them contact you if assistance is needed.
by Steve Harris G2G6 Pilot (337k points)
selected by Douglas Beezley
Great Answer Steven,

Keep up the great work.
I thought that might be the way to go. I was going to do the invitations so I could keep track of them. But when I saw the  LNAB matter I realized it wasn't going to be a good idea. Just wondered if I was missing something. Thanks for the quick response, I'll change course with the group.

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