My problem is how to get the site to stop assuming every partnership is a marriage. It has caused some problems with people because they are furious that the system says "husband" or "wife" of someone they were never married to. Any Ideas? Maybe being able to just say partner ... some people are very "touchy" when they see their husband's former partners (those with children) being listed as ex-wife .. and visa-versa
There is an option "partner", but there is a mistake in the programme, for example I have a relative, who had a partner first and then married someone else. If I put it that way, the tree says he has a wife, but at the same time a partner. That made the wife really furious! So I had to put the first partner as divorced, although divorced means he was supposedly married, so it looks like he was twice married. That made him and the ex-partner furious! So this thing needs correcting! Best wishes, Rita
Thank you, but if I put the ex-partner as separated, the tree assumes, that the partner was a wed wife or a husband. So it doesn't have an different options for "divorced" and "separated" which would be ideal for separating official married couples and non-married couples. Best regards, Rita
I think that we should be able to have mulitple sets of parents if you've marked one set as your adopted parents. As people use these kinds of sites more and more to find out who their biological parents are, those people should be able to list both sets of parents.
If you are working with FTB this can be done with the options provided, for I have done it. The person will appear in the tree twice, because of the two different relationships, but that can be taken care of with a note. I don't know if this is possible with an on-line only tree. Also check the HELP manual; there may be another solution there.
I would like to be able to see how one individual is related to another individual. In other words, I would enter both names and the program would tell me exactly how they are related. For example, "John Smith and Jane Jones are first cousins once removed." The program currently allows only a list of all relationships, which is extremely difficult to wade through.
You can do this in FTB by clicking Person in toolbar then 'relation'. I don't know if this is possible if you only have an on-line tree. PS--I just tried it on-line and it works. Go to your family tree and then Reports.
AHA! It worked when I did the "Person-Relation" selection. The only thing I get in the "report" section is the HUGE list, which I don't want. Thank you for this tip! Guess I need to play around with the program a little more...
I see a lot of smart matches in trees that say people are alive when they can't possibly be. I accidently had my close family as being dead, which I corrected when I found it. Just easier for people who have large trees to find a mistake like that.