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#1 dlament

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 01:22 AM

How do I enter my spouses birth and adoptive parents?

#2 Totnor

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 03:55 AM

This is the way I have done it. I entered the person into my tree under the adopive parents. Then I clicked on the person and right clicked > selected add parents and filled in the names of the natural parents.

I wonder what other folk have done?

#3 Nettie

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 08:26 AM

I also have done it this way. :)
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#4 Romer

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 12:09 PM

Yes, having two sets of parents is fine.

Note also that when you click on the Parents row in the Edit Person screen, "Relationship to father" and "Relationship to mother" exist. Choices include Birth, Adopted, Step, Foster, Related, Guardian, Sealed, and Unknown.

In addition, an Adoption fact exists within the program, so can be used.

#5 Don Newcomb

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 08:57 PM

Note also that when you click on the Parents row in the Edit Person screen, "Relationship to father" and "Relationship to mother" exist. Choices include Birth, Adopted, Step, Foster, Related, Guardian, Sealed, and Unknown.

Is this information used anywhere in RM other than on the edit person window?

#6 Romer

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 11:20 PM

Don, I don't know that the "Relationship to" field is used outside of the Edit Person screen besides in the Relation field in the Family view, but Alfred specifically has often wondered aloud if it would eventually be incorporated elsewhere. I've not played around enough yet with RM5 to know if it might now be more widely used.

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 05:20 AM

Is this information used anywhere in RM other than on the edit person window?


I had forgotten about that part!It is in RM4 also.

#8 Renee Zamora

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 04:21 PM

The relationship is only shown on the edit person screen. We have an enhancement request in the tracking system to show the relationship in reports, etc.
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Posted 14 December 2011 - 04:27 PM

The relationship is only shown on the edit person screen

. . . and in the Family view.

#10 boltongenes

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 09:57 PM

Have any ancestor reports been developed yet that will show both birth and adopted parents? I have the situation where an adopted person's (adopted) mother was also adopted but the biological parents are known for both women.

#11 Laura

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 12:55 AM

No, there haven't been any ancestral reports developed that show both birth and adoptive parents in the same report. It would be very difficult to format a report to show two or in your case four seperate ancestrial lines in one report..

Also, only the direct. DNA/blood lineage are truly our ancesters.
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#12 boltongenes

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 02:22 AM

Thanks Laura