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From: SLWillig <>
Subject: Re: TMG-L: Source Entry - married or maiden surname?
Date: Sun, 02 Jan 2000 07:08:32 -0700

Hi, Bob...

I read with interest your comments about maintaining an online address
book. Do you simply sign up for one of the web-based e-mail accounts to do
this or is there another way that you prefer? Sounds like a good idea.


Susan Willig

At 11:26 AM 1/1/00 -0500, you wrote:
>In a message dated 1/1/2000 6:49:43 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> writes:
> > The following names are made up to explain my question.
> > I have a new source - a desecendant of a collateral line.
> > Her current married name is Merry Moe. That is the name that jumps to
> mind
> > when I receive an email or letter from her.
> > Her name at birth was Merry Miller. But I don't know her as Merry Miller
> > when I want to enter a new piece of information she sends me, I can't find
> > her in the MSL without some extra thought.
> > She was previously married to Fred Thurwachter. If she divorces Mr. Moe
> > remarries, .....
> > In the long run, is it "better" to enter her in the master source list as:
> > Moe, Merry
> > Moe, Merry (Miller)
> > Moe, Merry (nee Miller)
> > Miller, Merry (Moe)
> > etc.?
> > I have multiple female sources where I run into this question.
> > The allocated space for source names is limited to about 30
> characters, so
> > frequently run out of room before I can enter both the married and the
> > maiden name, e.g. Thurwachter, Elizabeth R. (Luchenbill)
> > How have others handled this?
> > Thanks
> > Jeff
>I solved this problem by maintaining an online address book titled
>CyberCousins. I have fields for Last Name; First Name; Maiden Name; Email
>address, Snailmail address; Phone # ; common surnames; relationship (ie 5th
>cousin, twice removed) and Remarks. Then in my MSL under Abbreviation, I will
>have a source "E-mail; Smith, Sam" In the CD for the individual entry I will
>put the date of the email that particular data was in. If they change
>servers, I can keep their old email address in the Remarks column for
>reference. It has worked for me with no glitches.
>- Bob Page -
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> Mark Twain
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Susan Laursen Willig

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