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Transgender record
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Joined: 12/18/2010
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Created By:James Braunsdorf

I seek advice on the best way to deal with an individual's records in my family in Family Tree Maker.


This person was born male and lived under his birth name until age 40 when he decided he really identified himself more as female.  He underwent hormone treatments and legally changed to a feminine name and now conducts herself as a woman.


To be able to document life events I understand my records must contain both names but I am not sure how best to do it. i.e. check boxes for gender, name indexing,


Can I treat him/her as two individuals and then link them?


Thanks for your thoughts.


James Braunsdorf


User Rank: Beginner
Joined: 8/9/2010
Posts: 1

Created By:Pam Barkas
I see that no one has addressed this important detail which is too bad.  One of my long-time corespondents  just confided in me yesterday that he has changed his name and finished his social transition from male to female.  He was wondering how this should show up on family trees, so I told him I would go to the New England Historic Genealogical Society and ask as certainly an organization like THIS would have a suggestion.  Obviously not.  I will continue to follow your post to see if it is addressed.

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