WOMEN's SURNAMES

Started by Private User on Sunday, December 19, 2010

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Private User
12/19/2010 at 8:59 AM

If FRANCES CLARK is daughter to PHILLIP RANDALL and JOANNA FLUSH why should
d she be assigned her husband's surname???? She is actually RANDALL Flush or Flush RANDALL Otherwise, in my opinion, it is completely confusing and 'male chauvinist' and above all: the real track of ancestors little by little will be fading away. I think we should keep both our maternal and paternal surnames at least in our family trees so as to view the real names of our ancestors.

12/19/2010 at 9:32 AM

Agreed; that's the way I learned to do genealogy, but I have Dutch ancestry where the woman always kept her family name. Although when you come to husbands named Smith, Brown, Jones etc., it's a VERY good idea to keep the woman's family name, especially since geni goes crazy with name matches that almost NEVER match - names aren't even the same. But people will merge them anyway.

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