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Surname variations 2 months 4 weeks ago #1

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I'm partial to v. 1.7, so 2.0 may have a different fix. But.... is there any way to tell the software that Keon, McKeon, MacKeon, McKeown, & McGeown, etc. are simply different spellings of the same name?
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Surname variations 2 months 4 weeks ago #2

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is there any way to tell the software that Keon, McKeon, MacKeon, McKeown, & McGeown, etc. are simply different spellings of the same name?


Yes, but it involves a bit of work. Fill the SURN field with the standardised spelling (this is used for the Branches list and searching on specific surname) and edit the NAME above that with the spelling (between slashes) most used for this individual.

Examples:
1 NAME Sean /Keon/
2 GIVN Sean
2 SURN McKeon

1 NAME David /MacKeon/
2 GIVN Sean
2 SURN McKeon

1 NAME George /McGeown/
2 GIVN George
2 SURN McKeon
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Surname variations 2 months 4 weeks ago #3

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Thanks, bertkoor. Definitely not an easy fix.
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Surname variations 2 months 4 weeks ago #4

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How about adding the common surname on the same SURN tag separated from the specific surname by a comma (I have never done this myself) or adding an additional NAME structure to these individuals with TYPE aka or even TYPE <user defined>?

See the respective GEDCOM 5.5.1 definitions on pages 55 and 56.
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Surname variations 2 months 4 weeks ago #5

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I would use
1 NAME Sean /Keon/
2 GIVN Sean
2 SURN Keon, McKeon

1 NAME David /MacKeon/
2 GIVN Sean
2 SURN MacKeon, McKeon

1 NAME George /McGeown/
2 GIVN George
2 SURN McGeown, McKeon

So it will be listed on the individual last name and the "group" last name.
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In my opinion, Hermann has the correct answer!
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Surname variations 2 months 4 weeks ago #7

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Thanks, folks.
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