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From: "James P. Colgate" <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Married Names
Date: Sun, 24 Nov 2002 10:32:30 -0500
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> John Walter Jones
> John Walter Jones was born 18 Dec 1888. Johnny Jones married Samantha
> 14 Apr 1908. John died 23 Jun 1938. Jonathon W. Jones was buried 25 Jun
Above is a great way to accurately reflect the name as it appears on the
various documents, and to get that information in the report's text. But
there are as many ways of handling names as there are ways to handle census
sources (limited only by your imagination!!). That what makes TMG so
absolutely wonderful -- it can do what you want it to.
For me, I use mostly narrative journal reports, and I don't like the name
changing from John to Johnny or whatever within the narrative, unless I feel
it's important for a particular person (e.g., I have a Cornelia who was
always known as Nina, etc).
So my approach has been to record most of the alternate names in the
endnotes, usually via the Citation Details ("CD"). I modified my default
output templates to have a split CDs, so there is always a CD for each
source which puts a sentence in the endnotes just in front of the source
info. So my output template for a death certificate (not quite Mills
<[CD1]. >[RECORD TYPE]< [NUMBER]> for [NAME OF PERSON]<, d. [DATE OF
DEATH]>< (filed [FILE DATE])>, [REPOSITORY], [REPOSITORY ADDRESS]<. [CD2]><.
Hereinafter cited as [SHORT TITLE]>.
And then I can if I want put in CD:
Her death certificate records her as "Mrs. Stephen Peabody".
Or something like that. Hope this helps.