Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Trove Tuesday - Change of name

This week a genimate changed the name of her blog. I applauded her decision because she changed it from a general title to a title that could refer to any genealogy blog to something that is unique to her.

As that set me thinking. I thought about name changes that may put barriers in the way of our research so as it is Trove Tuesday I went to Trove in search of some examples. Reading these articles gives us an indication of why the name changes were effected.

Did these name changers realise the impact that their actions would have on family historians of the future?

1902 'A Change of Name.', Wagga Wagga Advertiser (NSW : 1875 - 1910), 14 June, p. 6. , viewed 01 Oct 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article104063538
1938 'CHANGE OF NAME.', Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001), 18 November, p. 4467. , viewed 01 Oct 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article225068920
1942 'CHANGE OF NAME OF DEPARTMENT.', Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973), 19 October, p. 2490. , viewed 01 Oct 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article232678464
1905 'CHANGE OF NAME.', The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), 30 March, p. 8. , viewed 01 Oct 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article192239467
1917 'A CHANGE OF NAME.', Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919), 14 July, p. 7. , viewed 01 Oct 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article188170479
1949 'CHANGE OF NAME', The Albany Advertiser (WA : 1897 - 1954), 7 November, p. 3. , viewed 01 Oct 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article70514043
1937 'HOTEL CHANGE OF NAME', National Advocate (Bathurst, NSW : 1889 - 1954), 29 June, p. 2. , viewed 01 Oct 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article160568469

1911 'CHANGE OF NAME.', Daily Commercial News and Shipping List (Sydney, NSW : 1891 - 1954), 3 April, p. 4. , viewed 01 Oct 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article158548306
1947 'TO CHANGE NAME OF KING IS. SCHOOL', Advocate (Burnie, Tas. : 1890 - 1954), 29 November, p. 7. , viewed 01 Oct 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article69033680

The tip that comes from reading these articles is that if you hit a brick wall Search for a name change.


Jenny Mackay said...

Tell me about it! Some have lead me a right merry dance. Thankfully, many newspapers and gazettes of the day recorded the name change and with the likes of Trove and other online resources we are now able to fight through the maze. One of mine changed his name when he was 12 to receive a legacy. I'm thinking his father was quick to get that done.

Cassmob (Pauleen) said...

Good tip! And then there are all the ones affected by the world wars. I’m quite proud of my German ancestor for not changing his name but I could wish my elusive James Sherry hadn’t changed his to match the big railway contractor.

GeniAus said...

These challenges keep us on our toes!


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