Questions tagged [name-change]

For questions about people who have changed their given name or surname. This includes name changes upon marriage, adoption, or immigration, as well as the use of aliases.

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Including name change for transgender person in genealogy

I'm modifying a genealogy (updating an old, written one, that is) which includes a trans man. We will have him listed as male (of course), and will not be recording the (apparent) change in gender (...
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Name change records for New York City (NYC)?

One of the people I am researching appears to have changed her name: in the 1915 NYC census she appears as Reva Osernoff, living with the Axel family: Similarly in the 1920 federal and 1930 censuses: ...
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Using DNA to link individuals after a name change

How do I go about using genetic testing to support (or disprove) the identity of an individual before a name change? My great-great-grandfather, Everett T Malcom, would just say, "It's me own ...
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How do we properly use née for given names?

I know after checking various sites that née is often used after the current family name and before the maiden family name for a woman. But how is it properly used before a person's original given ...
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Finding original Polish surname of 19th Century immigrant to United States?

My great, great grandfather's American name was Steve Voiten. I know his Polish given name was Stanislaw, but our family records say Woytinkewicz as a last name. I can't find any evidence of that ...