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Re: How to handle John de Wherizit names?
Posted by: Paul E. Lawrence Date: April 12, 2000 at 14:01:15
In Reply to: How to handle John de Wherizit names? by Jack Leo of 11492

I spent a lot of time on this and came up with a method that suits me although I'm sure everyone will not agree with it.

For William of Orange I enter in the Individual record /William of Orange/ and in the Long Name under Miscellaneous William /of Orange/, {Duke}. He will then be indexed under W as William of Orange rather than blank surnames and in the back generations, if there are several "of Oranges" in a row, will appear as William of Orange (John, James, Phillip, etc.) not repeating the "of Orange" because of the way its in the Long Name. Also, the Long Name prints in the report therefore including the title.

I handle the de or d' a little different. If the person is William de Warenne I enter it as William de /Warenne/ in the Individual record and William /de Warenne/, {Duke} in the Long Name. He is then indexed under the W for Warenne and the back generation works the same as above.

This makes for a lot of entries in the index but I think makes it easier to find the individual. For instance if I wanted to find Edward I King of England, he would be indexed as Edward I of England with my method.

Look at my web page at and scroll down to Medieval/Ancient Ancestry and go to that page to see the results of my method.

I'm sure others have methods just as valid. The thing to do is decide which you like best and stick to it.

Paul L.


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