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Offline morris.merryweather

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How to refer to future married name?
« on: Thursday 23 June 22 03:41 BST (UK) »
If I'm making a list of people born with the surname Smith, and have Jane Smith who later married and became Jane Jones, what is the correct way to refer to her before marriage?

I don't want to use 'Jane Jones (ne Smith) 1821-1901' but prefer something like 'Jane Smith (later Jones) 1821-1901'

Is the use of 'later' correct, or is there a more accepted way?

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Re: How to refer to future married name?
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 23 June 22 04:06 BST (UK) »
It depends on what way you're entering the name.

Is it in a family tree site/programme or a write-up?

Women are always entered by their maiden names.

Maybe be a bit more specific as to what you're doing as even a write-up would have her by maiden name as the wife of Jones?

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Re: How to refer to future married name?
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 23 June 22 05:35 BST (UK) »
The standard historic method in UK family history, as Anne says, is to refer to men and women by their maiden name [as in maiden voyage rather than unmarried female] unless they have been adopted in which case the adopted name is used. Occasionally the maiden name is added if clarification is required [e.g. previously Smith].
This in many cases is changing to using a hyphenated or even a blended surname after marriage [e.g. Smith-Jones or even Smines] for both parties
The American method [which seems to be creeping in these days to UK family history] is to simply add the maiden name in brackets between the first name and surname [e.g. Elizabeth (Smith) Jones]
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Re: How to refer to future married name?
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 23 June 22 07:05 BST (UK) »
A friend of mine uses "nee" ( sorry, can't put the french accent on it) for the maiden name.
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Re: How to refer to future married name?
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 23 June 22 09:25 BST (UK) »
Occasionally the maiden name is added if clarification is required [e.g. previously Smith].
The 'official' word always used on birth certificates is 'formerly' where the mother is married.  Sometimes also when a woman remarries, which may lead to such marriages being indexed with alternative surnames.
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Re: How to refer to future married name?
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 23 June 22 09:27 BST (UK) »
A friend of mine uses "ne" ( sorry, can't put the french accent on it) for the maiden name.
Yes you can, with a desktop or laptop - for it's Alt-130.  :D
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Re: How to refer to future married name?
« Reply #6 on: Friday 24 June 22 00:03 BST (UK) »
A friend of mine uses "ne" ( sorry, can't put the french accent on it) for the maiden name.
Yes you can, with a desktop or laptop - for it's Alt-130.  :D

Holding down Alt Gr while pressing the letter will also do the same...   :)
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Re: How to refer to future married name?
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 25 June 22 06:23 BST (UK) »
Thanks for that - I knew there was a simple way, just didn't know it!
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Re: How to refer to future married name?
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 26 June 22 01:27 BST (UK) »
Holding down Alt Gr while pressing the letter will also do the same...   :)
Can you please explain the Gr bit as I don't seem to have enough fingers or wide spread of my fingers to press the letter whether a or e, Alt, capital G & lower case r?

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