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Question: If you change your name first and last will it mess up your family tree!?
If I change my entire name (first middle and last) if my great-grandchildren research their family tree will the tree itself get messed up and will it be harder for them to find me etc!.!? What do you think!? Has this happened to someone!?Www@QuestionHome@Com

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all genealogy is based on documentation of some kind!. Your "later" records will show the new name!.!. it does not go back and change any prior records!. IF they have the key document!.!. then they will know to look under the earlier name!.
This really is standard, if you think about it, when any woman gets married!. Mary Jones becomes Mary Smith!. The marriage record shows how/why the change happened!. Her death cert shows the names of her parents!.
Another name change is adoption!. Yes, people go nuts, if they want the right family, and don't have the birth name to work with!.
However, if you change the entire name!.!. then they will not have the original information!.!. unless you insure that some record is left!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Yes, it will make your great grandchildren crazy, if they are lucky enough to find out your name was changed!.

Your part of the tree may be the end of it if they can't find that out for sure!. If you do that, please record it in a family bible, or with important documents left after you die--something for them to find!Www@QuestionHome@Com

No, it will not!.
Becuase when you get your name changed, it will be documented!. Since documents are a lot more!.!.available and organized than they were in say!.!.the 1700s, people can much more easily access records of their family geneaology!. (The records should contain your original name, and your new name)Www@QuestionHome@Com

Well, in future generations technology will be so much more advanced it really should not matter!. We have Internet and digital photography now! Think about what we will have in 100 years!Www@QuestionHome@Com

technically, no, but yes for the future generationsWww@QuestionHome@Com