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1st Cousins Married
Curtis Snyder
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If my information is correct, one of the marriages in my family tree is between first cousins.  Both of these people were already in my database when I discovered the connection.  So, now, I'm trying to link one to the other by "dragging and dropping" one person into the other person's "Add Spouse" box.   Each time I try this, Family Tree Builder crashes.   It makes me wonder if the program has a prohibition against cousins marrying which, I could understand, but, it does leave me in a quandary on how to connect these two (assuming my information is accurate).

 So, my simple question is, "How can you show 1st cousins as married to each other?"   If I can't do that, does anyone have a suggestion as to how I should show this, er, relationship?

 

Curtis Snyder
Rice Lake, WI
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RE: 1st Cousins Married
Rhianna W
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In order to "marry" two existing members of the family tree without creating duplicate entries, you will use the "Attach" feature. This is a quite useful feature for spouses as well as handling children in Family Tree Builder. The "Attach" feature can be found in the spouses menu (in this case) under "Edit" for the person you are looking to add a spouse to. When you click on Attach, you will be able to choose a person from the list of individuals in your family tree.  This feature will automatically bring the desired spouse and his or her family relations along with him/her without creating duplicate entries. Go ahead and give it a try and let me know how it worked out for you.
Rhianna W
Tel Aviv, Israel
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RE: 1st Cousins Married [2]
Athol Geoffrey Stewart
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Rhianna W wrote:

In order to "marry" two existing members of the family tree without creating duplicate entries, you will use the "Attach" feature. This is a quite useful feature for spouses as well as handling children in Family Tree Builder. The "Attach" feature can be found in the spouses menu (in this case) under "Edit" for the person you are looking to add a spouse to. When you click on Attach, you will be able to choose a person from the list of individuals in your family tree.  This feature will automatically bring the desired spouse and his or her family relations along with him/her without creating duplicate entries. Go ahead and give it a try and let me know how it worked out for you.

Hi,

I have LOTS of these.

I have imported the details via Smart Matches (in Family Tree Builder) and in most cases they are shown as married, with the details of the spouse too.

First, how do I tell if the tree records their relationship with each other (apart from the marriage of course). And if they come in the smart match complete with spouse, and I suspect the relationship (cousins or whatever) is not recorded, should I break the connexion (using 'detach spouse? How?)  and restore it as "Attach spouse" rather than "Add spouse".

Also, does the (cousin...) relationship get recorded if I add them to my tree (when using the merge function) using the 'already existing person' box rather than 'add xxxx as a new spouse...'

 I have a very tangled tree, so this is very important to me.I want to see if as well as being a cousin to someone I am a second cousin once removed on the other side of the family. And the underlying relationship because her mother and two sisters married three brothers who were cousins; and the complications where in more than one generation many members of one family have married members of one or another unrelated family.

One of the main reasons I am a member of MyHeritage is to see all this more clearly.

Geoff

Athol Geoffrey Stewart
Australia
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RE: 1st Cousins Married [3]
Rhianna W
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Hi Geoff,

If you merge Smart Matches it will take the data from the other person's tree and add it to the person you have in your tree.

Merging Smart Matches won't affect the relationship designations you created in the tree. So if you merge a husband and wife only the data from the merge will be included.

In the worst case scenario, if you merge a Smart Match plus spouse, you might get an extra spouse. In this case, just copy the information over into the correct spouse and delete the extra spouse that was created.

If the spouse you import in the match is a new entry in the tree, then you'll have to use the attach feature to attach the person correctly to his/her parents. 

Hope this helps... 

Rhianna W
Tel Aviv, Israel
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RE: 1st Cousins Married [2]
Uirauna
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Is it possible to do something like it in the online tree builder? In my tree two distant relatives married (they have the same great-grandmother).
Uirauna
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