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June 14, 2006

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You mentioned the name John McCALL. Another alternative is the spelling John M. CALL.

I found this type of transcription error in some of the Southern Claims Commission indexes. The time frame was ca 1881 but it could happen at anytime. Any of the Mac/Mc names can be misread as M.

Is it possible to list married females under their married surname?

In searching the Beaver County, Pennsylvania, 1930 census, I couldn't find my McDonald family. After trying every variation I could think of, I finally searched for Mc (space) Donald and there they were.

Paul, not yet. But it's high on the list. If you add the married name to the AKA section, though, it will be listed in the indexes.

In Legacy's Family View, I changed the fifth line of information to AKA 1 (First Alternate Name). This is more useful to me than cause of death (one of the five default information lines in Family View).

To change the information shown to AKA 1 or any other type of information, click on any of the information labels and then click on the ... button beside the information label you want to change. Choose the type of information you want to display in Family View and select Save. If you are not happy with your choice, you can always change it back!

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