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Jim Henderson
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3 generations back my grandfathers brother had 5 children, all listed as full siblings. I have since discovered that one of these 5 children, a daughter was illegitimate being born to a domestic servant. I have added the new mother to the tree as a "standlone" but I'm lost as to how to show that the child was not a full sister but had the same father, but a different mother 

I've searched the FAQ's and have found some "close" answers but not the right answer.

Jim Henderson
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RE: illegitimate sibling
Eric Dalton
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Disconnect from the parents. Then reconnect with the father and it will give you the option of which mother.
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Jim Henderson
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Thanks but that doesn't seem to work. If I attach to father then it automatically assumes that his wife is the childs mother which, of course, is not the case
Jim Henderson
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Eric Dalton
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It should ask you at the bottom which partner to use or if you want to add another one. Make sure to check those options. It won't be on a new page.
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Jim Henderson
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Sorry Eric, not sure what you're saying there
Jim Henderson
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RE: illegitimate sibling [5]
Eric Dalton
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When you tell the system to connect to a parent, it will find the parent and there is an OK button at the bottom of the page. If there is more than one partner attached to that parent, there is a small window just above the OK button which allows you to choose which parter. If you don't check this little window and make sure it's going to the right partner, it will just default. If there is only one partner then the little window won't be there.
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RE: illegitimate sibling [6]
Jim Henderson
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Not working that way for me. I have the child attached to her mother and they stand alone with no other connections. When I try to add father, the system will allow me to add an existing person. But it is then insisting that the father is a spouse of the mother which is not the case. There is no little box above any of the OK buttons!
Jim Henderson
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Eric Dalton
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It sounds like you actually have it right except that you accidently attatched the mother as a spouse instead of a partner. That's another thing to watch for. When you add a partner, you need to tell it the right relationship in which to connect them. If you have all relationships on there correctly and know where to look, it should work like I said. It's always worked for me. I do sometimes find that I put it on there wrong and am able to fix it in this way. I don't know any other way except what I've told you. Maybe a myheritage team member can help.

 

In looking back at your first question to make sure I got it right, I am not sure what you mean by adding them standalone. You do have to attach them to the father.

Eric Dalton
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RE: illegitimate sibling [8]
Jim Henderson
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Success!! Instead of trying to attach the mother to the father which didn't work, I started with the father and  added the mother as a "Partner" to the father and now the tree is correct. Many thanks for your help
Jim Henderson
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Eric Dalton
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No problem. Glad to hear that it worked.Smile
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