Firstly, it is quite common for the details about a person to vary from Census
Not just their Name
but also their Age
and Place of Birth
are often inconsistent.
As a genealogist you have to judge what is fact and what is fiction.
If the change from name A
is a formal change such as Deed Poll, Adoption, Celebrity, etc, then see the advice in Knowledge Base > How to Handle People With Multiple Names
If it is just a nickname, then that can be added to the Names & Titles
dialogue, as you say.
You cannot assign an Alternate Name
to a Fact or to a Date, but you could add a Note
to the Fact or its Citation.
However, the Name
can have a Citation
that links to the Census Source
record from which that Name
is gleaned, in the same way the Census
links to the same Census Source
record. That shared Source
record gives the coupling between Name
Event, in the same way that it couples the Occupation
facts, and other household Individuals
gleaned from that one Census Source
The Census Source
record Text From Source
transcript (and Media
image) should show the Name
as recorded in that Census, i.e. literally as it appears in the document, and may need manual editing.
To add the Citation
to the correct Name
field, open the Names & Titles
dialogue and select the required Name
In the yellow Sources For
pane, either Primary Name
, or Alternate Name
, or Name
, etc, will appear.
Use the Add Citation
button to cite the associated existing Census Source