I was invited to my mother's excohabitant family tree and logged in to watch, what do I haveto do, to startmyown tree? I can't find where I do this, becauseeverytime I log in now I end up in his tree.:(
I am trying to find a solution to have a man and a woman having a baby without being married - on the familytree :-P
Even if I list them as "Other" the program insits they were married at one point.. I dont want the man and woman to be conected in any way other than that they are the biological parents of a child. There is no other conection - at all.
You can designate the relationship (as well as married, divorced, separated, widowed) as engaged, partners, friends (I used that once in this situation) annulled (I have one of those) unknown or other.
And the name could be 'unknown', or sometimes I use the name of the child here; say, 'Mary's father'.
Or if you know Mary's name is 'Smith', after the surname of the father, just call him (surname) 'Smith'.
Thank you for your response, but it doesnt help me much since - even if I chose "Other" the system claims they have been married. They are still listed as husband and wife on their profile.
I know the names of all parties involved and will be adding ancestors on bith sides so - argh this is really bothering me..
Okay, I am adding a man to my tree (in Family Tree Builder) with a nonsense name, with a partner, relationship 'Other' ; with a nonsense son. After it has been 'published' to the website I will check it out in the tree and the profile. Interesting.
And I have added a Wife, status Married, and a (really truly) daughter. Geoff.
Checked family tree on the web site. All showed in the tree as they should. No problems.
My Father had his first lady in his profile as Partner (not wife) with the son showing properly as their son.
Then the lady he actually married showed in his profile as his WIFE with the daughter showing as THEIR child.
As I said I do not know how the system works when you do not use Family Tree Builder, just the web; I can only assume it allows you to enter the same details so that they show in the profiles correctly.
I have a woman who had an affair with Brother #1, had the baby, and then married Brother #2. What do I do here? Brother #2 was considered the child's stepfather &/or "uncle". Actually both brothers were addressed as "uncles".
This is now getting to be infuriating. Family and friends must be thinking I am totally insane when I email them with the updates and promised additions to the family tree.
1. I have nearly 1500 individuals, with photos, certificates etc that I have been attempting to publish.
2. Only a 1/4 of those ancestors appear on the family tree - and even though they show that they have parents when you click on it nothing appears.
3. Up until this morning, when I have published I had been told there were just under 300 people on the tree. This morning I thought I'd attempt publishing again and suddenly it tells me I have over 2000 names there!
There is something seriously strange going on. Can anyone advise me what to do before I go quietly insane?
Which I am glad to see is not the case. You are a 'widower' but I do not know of a special term in English for your deceased wife.
But this is how you can show the new situation in your family tree;
Using Family Tree Builder (not sure about the web site tree) you can double click in the "marriage and children details" (don't know what they actually call it) box beneath the names of yourself and your wife; then what I do in the case where EITHER marriage partner has died is click on the little arrow in the Status section and click on Widowed to change it from the original "married".
This shows of course that you were married and that the marriage has ended because of the death of a partner. The connecting double line in your family tree should change to a dotted line to show this.
Well spotted and, to my relief also, you are correct in that I am still alive! I think the term required is the one you use, "deceased wife" or "late wife". I've used the online version of MyHeritage and have just downloaded the Tree Builder to see if that's better/worse/etc. and to see if I can make it read correctly, as you suggest.
Well No I have 3348 missing Married names. You get the list at left in FTB with all females missing Married names. Just start double click them one by one and you will get them at center of screen and start edit them. Have you tested that????
I dont use the Married name so therefor I have almost all females missing it. I dont see the use for me to use it since it is just the last two or three generations where taking the husbands name is in practice here in Sweden. before that they are identified in church books with their maiden names. It is useless as soon as you go back in time and many the women have multiple marriges. The smart matches start to give me last names of the females of marriges I dont know abaout and I don know if it is a match or not.