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Names again
Hilde Granlund
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I haver read several threads in these fora, and obvously some improvements have been made, I have no problems with "illegitimate" (horrible word) children.

BUT. There is no longer (and certainly not everywhere) a given fact that a married woman will change her surname. This fact shows up correctly in the family tree when I look at it online, but I am trying to make a family book for my mother in law. In this book, I am given my husbands name, which is not correct. And my daughter is given the surname of her childrens' father - whom she was never even married to. Why does it not just display the names I have written in the records? As it is, it looks confusing and somewhat ridiculous.

Hilde Granlund
Norge
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RE: Names again
Rhianna W
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You have the ability to configure the way names are shown for married women on your family site and also in your tree in Family Tree Builder.

Here is an FAQ to help you configure last names for women in Family Tree Builder: http://www.myheritage.com/help/2010/12/how-can-i-prevent-family-tree-builder-from-assuming-married-names-for-women-from-their-husbands-married-name/

Here's an FAQ to help you configure last names for women on your family site: http://www.myheritage.com/help/2009/03/how-can-i-change-the-way-that-last-names-are-shown-on-my-family-site/ 

 

When you create a Family Book or Book Report (FTB) it will not respect these configurations at this point in time. However, you have a "Married name" field for all women in the tree that you can use to bypass this limitation. Under circumstances in which a married woman takes her husband's last name, you don't need to fill in this field as it will be done automatically by the program.

In the case the married woman does not take the husband's last name, enter a space in the "Married name" field for this woman. Now only her maiden name will appear, including when you create a Family Book/Book Report. 

Rhianna W
Tel Aviv, Israel
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