Something has happend with the information on ancestry. Attached you find father and son and the son is my direct ancestor 27 levels back. His father and mother is relative by marrige???? Not as direct ancestor 28 levels back as it should be. If I recall, this was correct some time ago. The problem shows in both FTB and web page.
From looking at Magnus Bengtsson Minnesköld and Bengt Folkesson Snivel's profiles, I can see that they are related to you by different connections. Bengt is related by marriage because one of the steps is through an indirect ancestor.
Please check these connections in Family Tree Builder and make sure that they are connected in the same way. Fixing a connection will set this right for you.
How do I change the connections? I have found the relative where connections take different routes. One from the father and one from the mother of that person. Earlier I had only one route by marrige to Magnus (and not the one whichis now used for his fader) but after adding several people in the tree I got a "direkt" route to Magnus and a different one (by marrige) for his fader.
I have tried to detach/attach the childern to Bengt Snivel Folkesson. He has 3 sons and When I only have Magnus Minnisköld Bengtsson and Birher Brosa attached it displays "correct" but as soon as I add Karl "Döve" Bengtsson it shows "wrong".
I think I know what the problem is: It says that Bengt Folkeson Snivel is related in 27th generation and Magnus Minnisköld Bengtsson is my direct relative in 27 generation. This mean that it is a shorter way to go through Karl "Döve" Bengtsson than through Magnus Minnisköld Bengtsson by 1 generation. If this is the case I think that direct ancestry must always take presidens befor number of generation. At least in my mind.
I am very unhappy about this as well, as are a number of other people. I don't know if this will ever be fixed--it has to do with changing the algorithm or something. As a workaround I note in both facts and biography notes that these people are actually direct ancestors.
For instance: my father is descended from three children of Charlemagne, but only Berthe de Ponthieu and her husband Engilbert are both identified as direct ancestors. Her brother Pepin of Italy and his unknown wife are both designated as relatives. Her brother Louis the Pious is designated as a relative, but his wife Judith of Bavaria is designated as a direct ancestress--go figure! This happens several times in my tree where persons descend from siblings through cousin marriages, which were extremely common in Europe and are in many parts of the world to this day!
Have You checked if they have the same number of generations between your father and them. I have a theory that it is the number of generations that matters. And if the shortest is by marrige somewhere on the way then that take presidence.
I agree. I think it would be an easy task for them to change the algoritms to check if there is any direct ancestry in the routes from the start person to anybody else. If there is several direct routes or none then they can go on the number of generations.
Could i make a suggestion to have an info icon on the marraige rectangle? Maybe a little info icon similiar to a person's card, that would be activated once a fact was added to a marriage. At the moment you can't be sure if a fact, or even a note, has been added to mariage details.
I have the same problem. And same with if someone is married twice, only way the program is letting that happend is if the person is a widow(er). I really can't understand why the program can't deal with it, like you say there is a lot of mixed families today.