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14843Proper Names/Nicknames

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  • lee taylor
    Apr 15, 2011
      Thank you Timothyfcampbell your method makes the most sense.

      Lee Taylor-Elliott

      --- On Thu, 4/14/11, timothyfcampbell <timothyfcampbell@...> wrote:

      From: timothyfcampbell <timothyfcampbell@...>
      Subject: [Genealogy Research Club] Re: Proper Names/Nicknames
      To: genealogyresearchclub@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Thursday, April 14, 2011, 6:42 AM


      For a person known by middle name: Frank "Roy" Chappell (name used in quotes)
      For a person known by a nickname: (Sonny) William Earl McGuilvary (name used precedes in brackets)
      Aunts and uncles: (Aunt) Patricia Lorraine (Guerney) Rayment (maiden name in brackets but I also used married name) *note: I only identify someone as aunt/uncle when the report is to/for a specific person, otherwise the reference may be wrong.

      --- In genealogyresearchclub@yahoogroups.com, Karen Minnemeyer <kamiki1@...> wrote:
      > This is a problem I have encountered so many times and I am wondering how
      > everyone else handles it.
      > My family, for generations, has had the habit of using middle or nicknames for
      > people throughout their lives. I have always stuck with using given names for
      > my genealogy work, listing nicknames as additional names. But this has become a
      > problem when labeling photos.
      > An example: my Aunt was named Ravena May but was called Susie from birth. My
      > son was looking through one of my binders and found a photo of Ravena and asked
      > who the heck Ravena was. I had to tell him it was his great aunt Susie, the
      > only name he had ever known her by. I have the same problem with my father,
      > mother, sister, a grandfather, uncles, cousins, etc.
      > Examples: My father was Costa Joseph - always called Joe; my mother was Lydia
      > Margaret - always called Marnie; my sister was Margaret Joan - always called
      > Joanne, an uncle was Charles Hollis - but always called Hollis.
      > I understand the necessity of using given names, but since I am doing this
      > primarily for my son, how do I not totally confuse him and his cousins
      > particularly when labeling photos?
      > Karen
      > Karen E. Minnemeyer
      > kamiki1@...
      > http://kamiki2.tribalpages.com
      > http://kamiki.tribalpages.com
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