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The tree assumes parents if they are partners
Peter Martin
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The site treats both parents as one entity. It does not give the option for step-parents. You should be able to control the connection between parents individually without it automatically creating connections with the partner. For instance, it is creating two issues with my tree.

 Firstly, my partner has a son that is not mine. If I add him as her son or her as his mother. It adds me as his father. If I connect him to his father it won't allow me to connect him to his mother without first disconnecting him from his father.

Secondly, I have not added my daughters' mother. It is automatically adding my partner as her mother. this incorrect

 This needs to be changed so that parents can be dealt with individually without it affecting the other parent 

Peter Martin
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RE: The tree assumes parents if they are partners
David Robert Turner
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Peter Martin wrote:

The site treats both parents as one entity. It does not give the option for step-parents. You should be able to control the connection between parents individually without it automatically creating connections with the partner. For instance, it is creating two issues with my tree.

 Firstly, my partner has a son that is not mine. If I add him as her son or her as his mother. It adds me as his father. If I connect him to his father it won't allow me to connect him to his mother without first disconnecting him from his father.

Secondly, I have not added my daughters' mother. It is automatically adding my partner as her mother. this incorrect

 This needs to be changed so that parents can be dealt with individually without it affecting the other parent 

It's not as flexible as it could be, but I have almost every possible family connection, SOMEwhere in my tree!!

I have a step-dad, after my dad died; I simply connected a new husband to my mother.  If I were to add another child for my mother, the site would ask which father  to use.  It is, unfortunately, not smart enough to select the correct one automatically, based on their death date & the child's birth date.

If I added a new child to either father, it would assume my mother was correct because that's the only info I set up.  If I added my step-dad's ex-wife, and then added a child to him, it would ask which wife was the mother.

The site can only use the info already provided, either by you or by SmartMatches.

If you add your partner's ex as a spouse, then added their child, then removed that ex, the child would show with his mother, but you would not be the father.  There will be no line connecting you & that child except through the mother.  See my immediate tree in the attached image.

I agree, the site SHOULD allow for biological- or non-biological designations like this.  But that's tricky programming when they need to consider the GEDCOM industry standard.  Changing data definitions means working within existing, decades-old standards that won't likely change any time soon.

If you're still having trouble, I'm happy to help - send me a message...

 

 

David Robert Turner
Canada
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RE: The tree assumes parents if they are partners
Baba
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Hi Peter,

First of all, Genealogy is the way to try to build a tree structure of the individuals bloodline. So, every person has parents, every person could have partners, every person could have together with a partner (as parents) children.

Children from another past relationship can adjust to adopted in the family profile.

To handle the different partnerships You can adjust it in the family profile right after entered the two partners.

To add second, third, etc. partners You can do it on the right side in the short profile of a specific person.

To connect existing persons together, You will find the actions on the short profile, too.

A good reference to start is the Help system.

Best regards

Remo

Baba
Ittigen, BE
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