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gencea
02 April 2005, 02:25 PM
Found this on the reuniontalk archives:
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Hi! I have encountered a problem when dealing with my Cherokee lines.
While some of the folks have regular English style names (given name
and surname), some have only a single Cherokee name, such as
U-Gv-Wi-Yu, who was the daughter of A-Lu-Li. If I enter the Cherokee
names on the surname field, then when I look at the card for A-Lu-Li
it shows that he has an "unnamed" child since the given name is what
would usually be displayed.

Any ideas for how I should deal with this? Should I put the Cherokee
names in the given name slots? Has anyone encountered this and how
did you deal with it?
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I'm having the same problem with my Hawaiian names. Any suggestions?

Anthony Lewis
04 April 2005, 06:45 PM
Found this on the reuniontalk archives:
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Hi! I have encountered a problem when dealing with my Cherokee lines.
While some of the folks have regular English style names (given name
and surname), some have only a single Cherokee name, such as
U-Gv-Wi-Yu, who was the daughter of A-Lu-Li. If I enter the Cherokee
names on the surname field, then when I look at the card for A-Lu-Li
it shows that he has an "unnamed" child since the given name is what
would usually be displayed.

Any ideas for how I should deal with this? Should I put the Cherokee
names in the given name slots? Has anyone encountered this and how
did you deal with it?
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I'm having the same problem with my Hawaiian names. Any suggestions?

This problem also arises for Europeans who have no surnames. My wife has Norwegian ancestors such as Lars Svenson whose father was Sven Olson, etc. In my Polish Jewish ancestors we have such as Sora Peltynowna who was the daughter of Peltyn Abelowicz, etc. I usually enter these as first names and put a period(.) ib the surname field to tell me that the surname is not unknown but rather that there wasn't one.

Tony Lewis
Natick, MA