I use the Personal marriage type for women in my family tree in cases where I just need to reference the last name, such as if I am not interested in their spouse and children, but want to make note of their married surname. Another case is when someone is divorce or widowed, them marries into my family. I don't want to record their previous marriage but want to create a fact to document the name change. There seems to be a problem with TreeShare though for the following criteria:
- Spouse 1
- Details: Widowed
- Spouse 2
Where Spouse 2 is my blood relative. I can create the facts in RootsMagic, but when I attempt to update Ancestry using TreeShare I get the following error:
Access violation at address 0129BB50 in module 'RootsMagic.exe'. Read of address FFFFFFC.
I was finally able to add all facts by following these steps:
1) Create Marriage (Personal) in RootsMagic
2) Create Event for Widowed in RootsMagic
3) Create Marriage (Family) on Ancestry
It may have worked to create all facts on Ancestry and sync to RootsMagic as well but I didn't try that way. The main point is that it is not possible to create all facts on RootsMagic and sync to Ancestry without getting the error noted above.