I have only been using Family Historian for a short time and so far I
haven't had the chance to get the most out of what seems to be a wonderful
piece of software.
I have just come up with a problem for the first time in my research and
wondered if anyone could help me.
I have a person who is listed with his parents on the 1871 census as
On the 1881 census his father has died and his mother is shown with the same
surname and a widow which all sounds very straightforward until all the
children are listed as Hartley.
Then on the 1891 census the children who remain at home at that time are
back to Whitaker.
Simple mistake on behalf of the enumerator you might think except that one
of the children listed in 1881 and not on the 1891 census had in the
meantime married under the surname of Hartley.
I find him on the 1891 census with a wife and child living in the same town
as his mother and siblings but his surname is Hartley and his mother and
siblings are Whitaker.
My problem is (apart from trying to find out why) how do I enter his details
into my tree?#
His brother is my Great Grandfather under the name of Whitaker, was married
with that name and his children were Whitakers.
I somehow need to show that this other brother used his change surname after
1881 and presumably for the rest of his life.
Is there a simple way to make sure this name shows up?