Name change

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Name change


Post by anneliraud »


I changed my name about 18 months ago but i have been unable to change the and Family Search names. How do I proceed?
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Post by sbradshaw »

Hi, the name you see for yourself on and on FamilySearch comes from your membership record. Your ward clerk will need to change that. If it's a legal name change, the clerk can edit the full name on your membership record to match your new legal name. If it's just a change in preferred name, your clerk can edit the preferred name field.
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Post by russellhltn »

If you're wanting to change your login name, I think you can do that by going to, and changing the "username".
Have you searched the Help Center? Try doing a Google search and adding "" to the search criteria.

So we can better help you, please edit your Profile to include your general location.
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