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Surnames Tab

Your Surnames page allows you to add surnames found on either side of your family. Ancestral surnames are surnames of all of your grandparents, great-grandparents, great-great-grandparents, etc. You can then enter the location where the ancestors with these surnames lived. If there are multiple locations for a surname, please list all locations or make a separate entry for each location.

If you’ve opted in to matching, adding surnames will help your matches identify your closest common ancestor.  

Adding Surnames & Location

To add ancestral surnames and associated locations/countries:

  • Access your Genealogy page.
  • At the top of the page, click the Surnames tab. The Surnames tab is displayed.
  • In the Surnames List, enter the surname information in the Add Surname and Add Location fields.
  • Click Save. The surname information is displayed in the list. 

Editing Surnames & Locations

To edit ancestral surnames and associated locations/countries:

  1. Access your Genealogy page.
  2. At the top of the page, click the Surnames tab. The Surnames tab is displayed.
  3. In the Surname List, click the edit button (pencil icon) to the right of the surname and location that you wish to edit.
  4. Make your changes to the surname and/or location.
  5. Click Save
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