Help:Surname pages


Purpose of Surname pages

Surname pages have several functions:

  1. Their primary function is list the alternate spellings of a surname. The search engine uses this list to find person and family pages that with alternate spellings. Please do not delete alternate spellings unless they are unrelated names. Many names changed over time and with immigration.
  2. A place to give general information about the surname.
  3. A place to give information about one name studies and similar name projects

Alternate names

The related names field is for alternate spellings. It is not for surnames of related families.

Text field

This space is for general information about the surname and one name studies. It may also be used for name projects. Links to Help:Surname in Place projects should be provided here.