An ancestor's name doesn't seem listed correctly, and it's due to two marriages.

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My maternal grandmother [Richardson-20586] was named Esther DuBois Richardson at birth.  When my grandrather married her, she became Esther DuBois (Richardson) LaBruce -- at least, that's the way our family practices the name-games.  After Grandfather died, she married a second time.  Then we showed her name as Esther LaBruce Carraway.  My step-grandfather and she never had children.  In fact, I know almost nothing about him except that he was a wonderful, energetic, loving man who loved all of us.  That was his only marriage.  The point is that there is no descendency from their marriage.  None.  However, there are four generations of descendents from Marriage #1.

Is it permissible to display her name as "Esther Richardson LaBruce Carraway.", or "Esther LaBruce Carraway."?  

Reason:  I think that is the name that my cousins, their progeny, and most researchers will search for her, and that's how the local press in those days were most likely to list her in a news article.

WikiTree's protocols don't like those solutions...   I'm hoping to appeal to the humans who create protocols like these.  As we all know, our messy world is filled with messy yes-buts... like this.   Is this case worthy of becoming another yes-but?

Thanks very much....

WikiTree profile: Esther Carraway
in Genealogy Help by John Simkins G2G1 (1.0k points)

2 Answers

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Best answer

First name: Esther

Middle name (or second first name):  DuBois. 

LNAB: Richardson

Current Last Name: Carraway

Other Last Names: LaBruce

It will show something like this: Margaret Campbell formerly Gordon aka Kirgan, Guidoux

Or, in your case: Esther DuBois Carraway formerly Richardson aka LaBruce

(which I see you already have)

by Melanie Paul G2G6 Pilot (311k points)
selected by Steven Harris

Thanks for the star, Steven.  blush

Melanie,  Thanks for the clarification and for patiently explaining it to the detail-level that I needed to comprehend it.

...but I still don't like it frown.  That's probably because I'm a slowww learnerrrrr. 

+4 votes
If you search for Esther La Bruce or Esther Carraway, the result will show Esther Richardson, so you do not have to worry she won’t be found. Wikitree asks everyone to use certain practices because this is a world tree.
by Marion Poole G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)

You have calmed my concerns, and I appreciate it -- Thanks very much!  smiley

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