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From: "Dennis R. Jenkins" <>
Subject: Re: [RMagic] People without a Surname
Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2007 13:05:02 -0800 (PST)
I agree with you about not needing to record a surname. In RootsMagic, I just need to go to Search, Person and in the RootsMagic Explorer highlight a person that has no surname. Then I look at the information for that individual and family on the right and I am able to see who they are related to as well as facts I have about that individual. This works for me.
I can also see why some people would want to also use different ways to use the brackets and nicknames so they can see who the spouse is. I just feel that there will be issues to deal with when making reports and uploading data to the internet etc.
Dennis in Colorado
Arild Kompelien <> wrote:
I have read many solutions on how to record a person without a surname.
But I don't quite understand what the problem is.
In my Norwegian genealogy the situation is that common people (earlier)
didn't have a surname (only a given name and a patronym). I see only one
solution to this. Since they had no surname, I don't record any surname.
Shouldn't that be the simple solution. When we find no surname, we can't
record any surname until we hopefully find one. Does that create a problem?
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