* 1939 Register - Auto Text amendment to put Surname first

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MLawrence
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1939 Register - Auto Text amendment to put Surname first

Post by MLawrence » 17 Jan 2020 14:03

Hi
Is it possible to amend the auto text section of the above so that the surname appears prior to christian names?
Thanks
Regards Margaret

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Re: 1939 Register - Auto Text amendment to put Surname first

Post by tatewise » 17 Jan 2020 14:28

Sorry No, as that is all hidden inside the {CENSUSGRID} keyword.
Most Census records have forename first and surname last.
It is only the 1939 Register that reverses the order.
{CENSUSGRID} caters for both, so needs some extra settings governed by the Census Year templates.
That was never thought of when AS was designed because the 1939 Register had not been released then.
It is perhaps something the author Nick Walker might consider for the future, so try emailing him.
Mike Tate ~ researching the Tate and Scott family history ~ tatewise ancestry

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Re: 1939 Register - Auto Text amendment to put Surname first

Post by johnmorrisoniom » 17 Jan 2020 16:44

All the USA Census put Surname first as well.

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Re: 1939 Register - Auto Text amendment to put Surname first

Post by MLawrence » 17 Jan 2020 17:49

Thanks for the quick response Mike, I was half expecting that answer. I'll email Nick to see if he has any thoughts on amending that particular template.
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Margaret

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