i Set account up using married name but want to trace my maiden name family

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I set my account up with my married name but want to trace family of my maiden name do I need to make a new account with maiden name instead?
in Genealogy Help by Tammy Sams G2G Rookie (190 points)

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Best answer
Hi Tammy, No you don't have to set up another account at all.

You can work from your profile and add your Husband (Spouse), then add your mother and father, brothers and sisters. Then just keep adding to those profiles for your maiden name for example next you will add your grandfather and your grandmother as his spouse and so on.

You can also if you so wish, add parents for your husband', working from his profile. You don't have to of-coarse, but you can.

I am working my fathers family name and my mothers family name as well as my Grans maiden name simultaneously.

Hope this helps?Welcome to Wikitree, Enjoy and ask lots of questions.
by Shaun Doust G2G6 Pilot (345k points)
selected by Susan Laursen
Tammy, I obviously can't see your profile so I don't know whether you have put in your maiden name as it should be? But I should assume so?

The last name at birth should have your maiden name in it and the current last name should be your married name. If not, then you will have to enter the correct names on your profile as Christina has mentioned.
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You can edit your last name at birth. Go into the edit function and there is an option to do so. I've had to do this a few times when I've made an error with spelling.
by Christina Jobe G2G6 Mach 1 (12.3k points)
Are you sure this won't cause a problem on a private profile?  

She certainly doesn't have to do it to add her father and mother, etc.
The profile id should be LNAB and then married name added as current last name. All profiles should be last name at birth.

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