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Added missing field "postnom" for Zairians and Congolese, living after 1971. #201

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@eruedin

In the Congo Free State / Belgian Congo / Congo / Democratic Republic of Congo under Belgian sample, there were:

  • First name or Given Name (usually Christian, Christian name)
  • Name (family name)

As part of the Zairianisation first names or given names have been banned as "imperialistic' and not "authentic" in 1971 (but in Christian families still used in private circumstances). The government (of Mobutu) introduced an new given name, the so-called 'After Name' or 'postnom' in French. Ergo, it was from around 1971/72:

  • First name or Given Name (not officially, but de facto)
  • Name (Family name)
  • Postnom (officially, to replace the banned first name)

Since (Joseph Desire) Mobutu Sese Seko has been chased away in 1997, there are now many possibilities:
"first name" "family name"
"First name" "family name" "post name"
"family name" "post Name" (not everyone has a first name)

In the passports of the now Democratic Republic Congo (formerly Zaire) are three fields:
prénom = first name
nom = family name
postnom = post name (or "after name")

When Congolese people moves to the U.S., the postnom becomes the middle name; in Europe it is cut or added to the family name as two-word-family-name.
Both are no solution for genealogy.
It concerns about 72 000 000 people in the D.R. Congo, 15 000 000 Congolese in the Diaspora and all those defunct Congolese/Zairian living in 1971 or afterwards.

@eruedin eruedin Added the Zairian-Congolese 'postnom' at 4.5 & 5.9
In the Congo Free State / Belgian Congo / Congo / Democratic Republic of Congo under Belgian sample, there were:
- First name or Given Name (usually Christian, Christian name)
- Name (family name)

As part of the Zairianisation first names or given names have been banned as "imperialistic' and not "authentic" in 1971 (but in Christian families still used in private circumstances). The government (of Mobutu) introduced an new given name, the so-called 'After Name' or 'postnom' in French. Ergo, it was from around 1971/72:
- First name or Given Name (not officially, but de facto)
- Name (Family name)
- Postnom (officially, to replace the banned first name)

Since (Joseph Desire) Mobutu Sese Seko has been chased away in 1997, there are now many possibilities:
"first name" "family name"
"First name" "family name" "post name"
"family name" "post Name" (not everyone has a first name)

In the passports of the now Democratic Republic Congo (formerly Zaire) are three fields:
prénom = first name
nom = family name
postnom = post name (or "after name")

When Congolese people moves to the U.S., the postnom becomes the middle name; in Europe it is cut or  added to the family name as two-word-family-name.
Both are no solution for genealogy.
It concerns about 72 000 000 people in the D.R. Congo, 15 000 000 Congolese in the Diaspora and all those defunct Congolese living in 1971 or afterwards.
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@daveyse

@eruedin, Thank you for enlightening us to this issue. This is great information, which will affect much of the back-end processing of names. I was unaware of this issue until now. I will follow up on this as soon as I can.

@nilsbrummond

I looked over what was done here and I don't understand why you added this a Name Type instead of a Name Part Type. After reading the initial post, I figured it would be a new Name Part Type.

@stoicflame
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Please note that the proposal to address this request is attached to #155 and summarized by my comment. We'll leave the proposal uncommitted for a few days to allow people to comment before we merge.

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Status of GEDCOM-X ? #214

@thomast73

Thanks, everyone, for your input on this issue. The changes we have made as a result of your feedback were merged into the master branch as part of pull request #155. We appreciate your time and thoughts and we feel that your feedback has helped to improve the GEDCOM X model.

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Commits on Aug 5, 2012
  1. @eruedin

    Added the Zairian-Congolese 'postnom' at 4.5 & 5.9

    eruedin authored
    In the Congo Free State / Belgian Congo / Congo / Democratic Republic of Congo under Belgian sample, there were:
    - First name or Given Name (usually Christian, Christian name)
    - Name (family name)
    
    As part of the Zairianisation first names or given names have been banned as "imperialistic' and not "authentic" in 1971 (but in Christian families still used in private circumstances). The government (of Mobutu) introduced an new given name, the so-called 'After Name' or 'postnom' in French. Ergo, it was from around 1971/72:
    - First name or Given Name (not officially, but de facto)
    - Name (Family name)
    - Postnom (officially, to replace the banned first name)
    
    Since (Joseph Desire) Mobutu Sese Seko has been chased away in 1997, there are now many possibilities:
    "first name" "family name"
    "First name" "family name" "post name"
    "family name" "post Name" (not everyone has a first name)
    
    In the passports of the now Democratic Republic Congo (formerly Zaire) are three fields:
    prénom = first name
    nom = family name
    postnom = post name (or "after name")
    
    When Congolese people moves to the U.S., the postnom becomes the middle name; in Europe it is cut or  added to the family name as two-word-family-name.
    Both are no solution for genealogy.
    It concerns about 72 000 000 people in the D.R. Congo, 15 000 000 Congolese in the Diaspora and all those defunct Congolese living in 1971 or afterwards.
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@@ -513,6 +513,7 @@ name | description | data type
-----|-------------|----------
familyName | The family name of the person. | [`http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#Literal`](#rdf-literal)
givenName | The given name of the person. | [`http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#Literal`](#rdf-literal)
+postName | The post name of the person. | [`http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#Literal`](#rdf-literal)
language | The language of the person. | [`http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#Literal`](#rdf-literal)
@@ -897,6 +898,7 @@ URI | description
`http://gedcomx.org/Adoptive`|
`http://gedcomx.org/Formal`|
`http://gedcomx.org/Religious`|
+`http://gedcomx.org/PostName`|
<a id="person"/>
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