Please add Paul Jansen Jaket (Jaquet) to NNS

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I couldn't find him or his family yet on Wikitree, I apologize if I missed them.

I found and linked to his baptism record, but now I realize I might have goofed up the LNAB.  If his dad was Jan, he would be Jansen?  Or should it be Janszen?

Thank you for your assistance.
WikiTree profile: Paul Jaquet
in Genealogy Help by Heather Husted G2G6 Mach 5 (57.5k points)

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Thanks for creating the profile and posting this question, Heather. I've added Paulus to the New Netherland project. 

The NNS project has a detailed convention for determining LNAB.  See the project page for details. This man's father was called Jan Pauluszen Jaket at this man's baptism. Since the father was recorded with a family name (Jaket) in addition to a patronymic (Pauluszen), we treat that family name (Jaket) as the child's LNAB, with the spelling found on the baptism record. I have corrected the LNAB. smiley

Another feature of the naming convention is that, when a child's father used a patronymic name at the child's baptism, we don't impute a patronymic name for the child. (If we did that, often we would be guessing at the form and spelling of the patronymic: Jansz, Jansen, Janszen, or Janssen? Also, in many cases we would be giving the child a name that never appeared in any record.)  Instead, we look for later records that recorded the child with a last name.

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