A stupid question from someone just starting out doing some family research:
I am wondering if there is a formal definition of being "directly related"? For example, am I directly related to someone if I trace back six generations on the paternal side, but in the 7th generation flip to the maternal side? Clearly I am blood related and the great x7 grandson of this couple, but can I still say that I have directly related if they are the parents of my great x 6 grandmother as opposed to grandfather?? I don't know if paternal versus maternal connections make the difference.
Some Genealogists ONLY recognise Male lineage while others, like myself, consider themselves to be equally derived form both the paternal and maternal line.
I would suggest that you consider that it always takes TWO - therefore - direct relationships are derived by default from the preocreation process and your mum has equal importance to that of your dad - follow that logic back.
I would like to make a tree for my side, is it possible to do that on the same account? I want to be able to print each out, so I can take them to the family reunions, and I don't need generations of my side shown.
Sorry to see you go. You've been a great help to alot of us on MH with your answers to solve problems. So, in a way, it wasn't wasted time. I hope you find a system that works better for your massive tree. I just hope it's not what will happen to the rest of us when we get as many people on our own trees as you have. Good luck!
What you must sort of understand is that without any ifo to the contrary it is asssumed that refer to the sacred and almighty and world wide users who think that USA is the centre of the know universe and why would anyone bother with any other country. The USA is , after all the place where the largest popuation of reserchers is gatherd.
I just hope that one day the Indians and chinese get on board and when THEY make the assumption that THEY are biggest poualtion- god help us all the yanks will slit their wrists..
How do I remove my daughters father as my husband on my family tree?
I've never been, nor will I ever be married to him but yet it say we are married?
I even has his familyname which I also never had.
This kind of pisses me off.
Firstly he and you are the parents of the child threfore a "relationship" exixts or existed- it can be identifed as married, parnet, friends unknown etc.
THAT info is contained in the SPOUSE data. and then edit the "married" name field on YOUR record.
Second- is that you connect with a "new" partner.
BUT if you want the father of the child to be= persona non-grata then just delete him, it may, aftere a restrt show that you had a child as as single mum- but thats probably a way to rid hime from your data.
Report back here if it works out or does nOT and others may help.