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Fanny or Frances

p.risboy

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My G.G.grandmother (1828 ), was christened as Frances, but in all census she is named as Fanny. She even entered as Fanny on her marriage cert.

My question is:- When filling in her profile on my Ancestry tree, do I use Frances or Fanny.

Steve.:)
 
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My G.G.grandmother (1828), was christened as Frances, but in all census she is named as Fanny. She even entered as Fanny on her marriage cert.

My question is:- When filling in her profile on my Ancestry tree, do I use Frances or Fanny.

Steve.:)
Steve, in a case like that use her real name, Frances, and put Fanny in quotation marks to show thats what they called her. i see it all the time.
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Yes good idea. I came across a similar problem with my maternal grandma, she like me, was named Ellen but was always called by her nickname of "Nellie". Just adds to the confusion!:2fun:
 

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Hi

My great grandmother was christened as Ellen but was know from the age of about 15 as Helen. In 1911 she was put down by her employer in Sussex as Nellie. Her 1917 marriage and 1945 death cert all say Helen whereas her birth and baptism cert say Ellen.

Ben
 
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