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Data Error 791: Separators in Last Name Other

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Date: 10 Jul 2016
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Description of Error - 791: Separators in Last Name Other

In the Last Name Other field no separators should be present except for:

  • a comma between last name variations

Content of info column: Empty

Possible Causes


Action Steps

  • Correct the error by removing the separator/punctuation that is not allowed in the field.

see Help:Name Fields, Other Last Names

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On 2 Jun 2018 at 20:06 GMT Emma (McBeth) MacBeath M.Ed MSM wrote:

I updated the links. Thank you Liz.

On 2 Jun 2018 at 17:35 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Hi! Under "Action Steps" you have a link to Name Field Guidelines - could you change the text/link to be

See Help:Name Fields, Other Last Names.

Name Field Guidelines is more of an Index, with links to various pages with project-specific guidelines for Name Fields, while DBE 791 is an error based on the overarching WikiTree guidelines. (So there's no info about separators on the Name Field Guidelines page.)


On 29 Mar 2017 at 20:34 GMT Lindy Jones wrote:

Hey, Aleš, could you add text to this error's description to indicate that using commas to separate 2 or more different last name variations in the Other Last Name(s) field is NOT an error?

Some of my fellow Data Doctors are removing the commas!