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From: "Laurie Williams" <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Surname Variable
Date: Sat, 10 Jun 2006 13:43:25 -0400
References: <firstname.lastname@example.org> <000d01c68ca7$a1c076d0$8707f304@joanne>
It seems it's mostly when I want to make a list of people with the same last
name, but want only the first names of everyone, but the last one, whose
surname I want also.
I just want the first and surname (without the middle name). I could
accomplish this by adding a Nam-Var tag for everyone who has a middle name,
but I thought it would be much easier to make my sentence read: [P1F] and
[P2F] [P2L] (John and Mary Smith instead of John Henry and Mary Anne
Smith). Or "[D], the [L] household consisted of [PF], [RF:Others]" or "On
June 1, 1930, the Jones household consisted of John, Mary, Billy, Susie and
If seems like it crops up other times, but I know it's not possible so I
figure a way around it. But I thought I'd ask at this time, in case
something new has been added.
On 6/10/06, Joanne Skelton <> wrote:
> Could you give an example in a sentence where you would want to use such a
> variable? I don't know where it might be used.
> Joanne Skelton
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Laurie Williams" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Saturday, June 10, 2006 8:15 AM
> Subject: [TMG] Surname Variable
> > Hi List,
> > This is an easy one. Is there a variable modifier for just the surname
> > there is for the First or Given names, ex. [PG] or [RF:Widow])?
> > Thanks for any ideas.
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