Suggestion 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

There is a separator in the Last Name Other field. Separators should not be used in the Last Name Other field except for a comma between last name variations.

Content of info column: Empty

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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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I updated the links. Thank you Liz.
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.)


posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett

Categories: DD Suggestions Help