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Anyway to change from mother/father to wife/spouse?

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#1 KathleenC


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Posted 01 August 2013 - 09:36 PM

Is there anyway to globally change roles from mother/father to wife/husband? I prefer the latter.


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Posted 01 August 2013 - 09:49 PM

Yes, as an outboard SQLite query. No global way to do it from within RootsMagic.
UPDATE FamilyTable SET FatherLabel=1, MotherLabel=1;
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Posted 01 August 2013 - 09:56 PM

You can't change the lablels for the Family view screen.

You can change the labels that print on a Family Group Sheet in RM.

Open one of the spouse's Edit person screen. Highlight the spouse line. In the top right pane, select the label you want on the FGS from the dropdown menus.

If the person has more than one spouse, you will have to do it for each spouse you want to change the FGS label for.

You could have a situation where a person was married, and so, you want the husband and wife labels. And the person also had children by a person they did not marry, and you want the Partner or Father and Mother labels.

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