Posted By:Bill Buchanan
Subject:Re: Changed last name
Post Date:February 02, 2010 at 07:44:53
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Forum:Personal Ancestral File Forum
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FamilySearch recommends:
"Record the legal name in the Full Name field, and record the original name in the Also Known As field." [Knowledgebase document 5267p_en]

You will also see this pattern used, but it is dropping out of use:
/(new legal name) or (birth name)/
e.g. John Andrew /Carstairs or Chryzanowski/