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From: Terry Reigel <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Always specific names for specific events? Bad idea.
Date: Sun, 19 Dec 2010 11:55:20 -0500
In-Reply-To: <4D0DF536.8000007@sprynet.com>


Darrell A. Martin wrote:

> I wonder how many people would enter the name for "Beth"
> in the following common example
> Dutton, John HOH
> Jane Wife
> Adam Son
> Beth Dau
> Charlie Son
> as
> Given=Beth
> Surname=[blank]

Darrell,

I can't understand why anyone would if the objective is to enter the name as found in the record. According to the instructions given to enumerators, and followed with very rare exceptions in my experience, the record states that her name was Beth Dutton. Whether that was correct is, of course, another matter.

Terry Reigel


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