Anonymous

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Just some of the surnames I prefer to keep and not transfer from my family:
Burns, Holly, Morton, Durham
Shuman, Ragsdale, Strickland, Eidson, Bagwell, Claywell
Brown, May, Hampton
Robinson, Wyrick, Graddick, Metz

Please do not ask me to put two last names in a last name slot, I will not do that. You cannot search for anyone who is listed that way, it leads to duplicates and a mess. When you think a woman needs to have a first married name show, it will have to go in the middle name slot along with the middle name, no one usually searches by middle names so hopefully it will not mess that up as much. Just never put in such as Smith Jones in the last name, because if someone is looking for Mary Jones she will not be found unless they type it in exact as Mary Smith Jones.

Headstones can be very unreliable, a huge percentage are inaccurate, and can be proven as such. Death dates are most accurate on a death cert. Birthdates are not as accurate on death cert as the death date. 1900 census on birth months and year are good, because if the person was alive at the time, they knew more than the people that filled out the death cert or made the headstone.

Very very common to see on headstones:

initial of the woman's maiden name put in as the middle intial of her name.

Esp seen in earlier years, they put the year date closest to the year of birth, such as a person born Oct 1875, it was put in born 1876 that was the closest year. The reason you see so many headstones that disagree with family dates and death certs, census, etc. When just putting in the years and not months and days, on the headstones.


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