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From: "Bonita" <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Soundex
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2002 19:12:20 -0600
References: <> <005001c1b2af$f30fbb80$> <> <> <>

Yes, it is standard. When you create a new person they get a Name-var tag.
If you want to add more, just Alt-A and select Name .. it will create the
NAME-VAR by default .. unless you want one of the others .. Nickname,
Married, etc.

Bonita -- Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas

----- Original Message -----
From: "Walt Flory" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2002 5:56 PM
Subject: Re: [TMG] Soundex

Is NAME-VAR a standard tag?
If so, what is it normally used for?


At 11:00 AM 2/11/02 -0500, Allen Mellen
>Lee Hoffman wrote:
>>Bonita wrote:
>>>Unfortunately, soundex does not always take care of these .. especially
>>>they start with a K rather than a C. There is another name that I always
>>>have to look up twice .. SCROGGINS and SCOGGINS. It would be nice to
have a
>>>place for the 'normal' spelling and then use the actual spelling. Right
>>>I just put in all the NAME-VAR with each spelling. I try to keep the
>>>primary as the baptism or birth spelling .. I have several NAME-VAR for
>>>German families as the first name on baptism is not necessarily the name
>>>they used .. and of course, that changed as the immigrated to America.
>>A number of users have indicated that they have a Custom tag called
>>Name-Std that they use for this situation. This would place every person
>>in the Picklist under a single surname making them easy to find. Report
>>indexes could also include these.
>If you view a Name tag in FTST, you will see fields called SortSurname and
>SortGiven. I infer from the presence of those fields that TMG v5.0 will
>likely allow us to enter a standard name into those fields.
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