Should common spelling differences be included in profilles.

+8 votes
My last name has 2 very common spelling differences. Should I include both in profiles? It seems like that would help avoid duplicates.
in The Tree House by David Damron G2G2 (2.3k points)

1 Answer

+3 votes

Hi David!  We are so glad you joined us!  smiley

You can add alternative spellings to the Other Last Name(s) field in the edit section of a profile, but the Last Name at Birth or the Current Last Name should be the spelling the individual used or prefered. 

by Kitty Smith G2G6 Pilot (536k points)
If I include both spelling will it search both when looking for matches?
I don't think so.  I think search will only work on At Birth and Current.  I think.
Yes it searches on "Other last name" also
Thanks, Anne!

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