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From: Richard Webb <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Name Change on Immigration
Date: Tue, 09 Oct 2007 12:30:49 -0400
Thanks for the help Jim and Terry,
One more related question. Is it better to have the name on the details
sheet be the earliest known name and then use name variation tags
followed by use of secondary names in the subsequent tags. Or is there
a better strategy.
Jim Byram wrote:
>> On Tue, 09 Oct 2007 11:14:17 -0400, Richard Webb wrote:
>>> Well, I think I've done it now! I thought that if I
>>> changed the spelling of the persons name to that of the
>>> old country, I could then add a name change tag at
>>> immigration and everything would read correctly in the
>>> reports. Apparently the old country spelling is carried
>>> through to every succeding tag and the name change tag is
>>> for info only. What did I do wrong and how should I have
>>> handled it?
>> The Primary name is used by default for every tag. A non-primary name, by
>> default, only prints by itself and is not used by other tags. However, you
>> can choose to use any name for any event tag. See my article at
>> http://tmg.reigelridge.com/name-variations.htm for details.
> Just to add to what Terry said. The Name-Chg does have a clear function. It
> is used to report a change in a person's name at a given point in time and
> to describe those circumstances. So using it as described above is perfectly
> legitimate. However, it is simply another tag in the person's history and
> has no effect on the names used by subsequent tags.
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