How To Add Name Variations

When you have variations of names but they are very similar I like to add them both separated by a backslash “\”. For instance if the last name is spelled both Smith\Smythe or the first name is Ann\Anne. These are close enough in my book to combine sources but it helps to know the different spellings. I also use this for the AKA field and Parents of Non-Related – pretty much anywhere there are names. Now if you want to know exactly which source listed which name then you can add that in notes or you can keep it separate. How do you handle this situation?

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