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#1 Nettie

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Posted 27 June 2018 - 09:20 AM

Hi!  Well this is a first....

  1. Add a parents  to a person
  2. in the Family View
  3. Click to add father
  4. information put in
  5. then with the marriage fact added: add wife and information
  6. click ok
  7. no parents show
  8. reclick on child adding parents to and have 2 sets of parents
  9. have to unlink from 2nd set of parents which are blank
  10. Then the parents show up as entered.

Noticed this happen again when in the Family View

Click to add a set of parents already entered and there are two sets of parents again

have to unlink the blank set of parents. 

 

Something must not have been corrected or..... in the latest revision.

  • Doing a lot of data entry for a client and this is not fun...
  • more time consuming issue trying to figure out what is happening. 

 

 


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#2 Nettie

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Posted 27 June 2018 - 09:25 AM

Whether above is a ?????!!!!! or what but worked this time.  UGH.....


Genealogy:
"I work on genealogy only on days that end in "Y"." [Grin!!!]
from www.GenealogyDaily.com.
"Documentation....The hardest part of genealogy"
"Genealogy is like Hide & Seek: They Hide & I Seek!"
" Genealogists: People helping people.....that's what it's all about!"
from http://www.rootsweb....nry/gentags.htm
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#3 Nettie

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Posted 28 June 2018 - 07:15 AM

Said it worked too quickly.  When I went to add a spouse, from Pedigree Chart/Ancestor Chart, I got two spouses, first one is blank and the second is the one I entered.  WHY?

 

A program click <_<


Genealogy:
"I work on genealogy only on days that end in "Y"." [Grin!!!]
from www.GenealogyDaily.com.
"Documentation....The hardest part of genealogy"
"Genealogy is like Hide & Seek: They Hide & I Seek!"
" Genealogists: People helping people.....that's what it's all about!"
from http://www.rootsweb....nry/gentags.htm
Using FO and RM since FO2.0 


#4 Renee Zamora

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Posted 28 June 2018 - 10:21 AM

Instead of clicking on the Parents boxes its best to highlight the child and then use Add>Parents. It will add the father and mother and make sure they are linked together to the child in one family unit.

 

If you add them separate its best to switch to the Family View and after adding one parent make sure they are in the primary position as the parent. Then add the other parent. Otherwise it will have a hard time determining which spouse you are adding to the other parent. Adding them separately will make them exactly that, separate family units both connected to the child. 


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#5 Jerry Bryan

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Posted 28 June 2018 - 10:28 AM

Nobody has responded, but I don't think Windows 10 or any recent RM update has anything to do with the situation you are describing. Rather, I think it's some awkwardness and confusion in the way RM supports adding spouses and adding marriage facts. The awkwardness and confusion can be hard to describe, but if you do the various add operations in certain orders they produce the results you wish and if you do the various add operations in certain other orders they do not produce the results you wish. If you do not get the results you expect, you probably are not really doing anything "wrong". You just have been caught in a trap that has been set by RM.

 

If you are adding a couple from Family View by clicking on blank spaces, the safest approach is to click on one of the blank spaces (say for the father) and add in minimal information for the father and cancel out of anything else it asks you to add. Second, click on the blank space for the mother and add in minimal information for the mother and cancel out of anything else it asks you to add. Only then, edit the father and mother separately and add all their additional information. For one or the other of them (it doesn't matter which one), add the marriage fact and select the other one as the spouse rather than clicking the add a spouse option.

 

The approach I just described is very conservative and will keep you out of trouble. I realize that in theory you can add a marriage fact and that you can add the spouse as a part of adding the marriage fact. In theory, this is easier than my more conservative approach and it ought not to get you into trouble with multiple spouses and that sort of thing. But sometimes it does.

 

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#6 Nettie

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Posted 28 June 2018 - 02:58 PM

Thanks Jerry,  I think I was doing in both ways you explained.  Trying the quickest way to get information in a clients database.  Will watch what it does...  Thanks 


Genealogy:
"I work on genealogy only on days that end in "Y"." [Grin!!!]
from www.GenealogyDaily.com.
"Documentation....The hardest part of genealogy"
"Genealogy is like Hide & Seek: They Hide & I Seek!"
" Genealogists: People helping people.....that's what it's all about!"
from http://www.rootsweb....nry/gentags.htm
Using FO and RM since FO2.0 


#7 cj1260

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Posted 28 June 2018 - 03:54 PM

I too was running into this problem but, a few months ago I started doing it in the way that Jerry explained and I've had no issues since.