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From: John Cordes <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] changing surnames
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2008 12:42:42 -0300
References: <200831185054.115895@Terry3> <47D6A6F7.firstname.lastname@example.org>
How would you like to deal with a "spelling" change which
took the name Bubickhoffer to Publicover? :)
Or another example: Eisenhauer -> Isenor?
On [2008-03-11 at 12:40pm] Linda Reinfeld <> wrote:
> Hi -
> I have a question. Why would you bother with a new tag, a standard name
> tag, if you are never going to use it? Presumably the reason for the
> standard name is to sort on the project explorer/pick list. Why not just
> use the sort surname field for this?
> I have a number of Curtis, Curtiss families, and I just change the sort
> surname field.
> Linda Reinfeld
> Terry Reigel wrote:
> > On Tue, 11 Mar 2008 09:26:12 -0000, Jeffrey OrfordPerkins wrote:
> >> I have a family surname that has changed spelling over
> >> the centuries and I now have well over 6 variations
> >> covering more than 3000 people. I would like to change
> >> the Surname variations to just ONE. Is there any way this
> >> can be achieve in TMG or one of its utilities?
> > I agree with Robin and Ian - leave the names factually correct as they were actually used by the people at the time. Add a "Standard name" so you can find them easily without having to remember which spelling was used by which generation. Use the real names in reports and omit the standard names.
> > Terry Reigel