Name Preferences

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Name preferences now appear in your account settings as well as your tree settings and apply sitewide. The default is still to show maiden name in parenthesis in the tree and not show maiden name on the rest of the site. However, you can choose to always show maiden name across the site if you would like.

You may update the following for Maiden Names:

  • Do not display maiden names
  • Maiden name instead of last name
  • Maiden name instead of last name in CAPS
  • Maiden name appended, in parentheses
  • Maiden name appended, in parentheses (tree only)

You may update the following for General Name Display:

  • Ignore display name
  • Show suffixes
  • Show middle names

To update how names are displayed on Profiles and in the Tree you may update your Name Preferences. There are two locations that these may be updated, one is under Tree by selecting 'Prefences' and Names and the other under Settings and 'Name Preferences.' These preferences apply to family trees, profiles and the rest of Geni. This is a particularly helpful Preference for genealogists who prefer to show maiden names in the Tree.

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