Watch out for aliases

Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine - - 20TH CENTURY ANCESTORS -

If your an­ces­tor was a per­former, The

Stage and The Era, avail­able at the Bri­tish News­pa­per Archive and Find­my­past, may re­veal that they used an alias – like Who

Do You Think You Are? star Lee Mack, who was born Lee Gordon McKil­lop. Crim­i­nal aliases may be dis­cov­ered through court re­ports, while an­ces­tors in busi­ness may have been known by a dif­fer­ent name by their peers.

You may also find an­nounce­ments of le­gal name changes on the free site or The Times (avail­able for free from li­braries, or for a fee from news­pa­

The ac­tor Julie An­drews had her name changed by Deed Poll by her mother in 1947 (see Gazette en­try be­low)

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