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From: Kathy <>
Subject: Re: [GENBOX] Entry where surname is unknown?
Date: Sun, 25 May 2008 14:49:35 -0500
Spencer Field wrote:
> What is the correct way to enter a given name when the birth surname is
> unknown so reports and charts indicate that it is the given name. This is
> mainly where the female is mentioned as a wife or spouse (Harold Lumley
> married Audrey).
> I have preferences set to "Show surnames in UPPERCASE" so it is easy to see
> the given name is interpreted as a surname.
When you enter the given name, put two forward slashes after it (e.g.,
Jane//). That will tell GB that it's a given name, not a surname.