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Entering military service

12 August 2019 - 08:12 AM

I am trying to figure out the entry of military service when you either don't know specific battles, places stationed, you just know start and end dates. I have watched the "Getting Started" video and I have also searched the forums and I can't find anything to give me guidance on this. I was going to enter a military fact and all I saw was just a date entry. My thought is it should be a "from" and "to" thing for dates. Am I thinking of this wrong? Should there be two or more military facts? As I say, I just want to enter the date entered the Air Force for example, and then the date discharged. Appreciate any guidance.

Noting parents who raised as well as biological parents

31 July 2019 - 01:49 PM

I have searched the forums for an answer to my question and I didn't find anything that dealt with my specific issue so I apologize if this seems simple. I am just starting Rootsmagic 7 after family research for years and I want to enter everything right starting out. 


My great grandmother's mother died when my grandmother was 2, her father moved on and she was raised by her mother's cousin and her husband. When entering the data, I want to show the biological parents as well as the parents who raised her. I will probably not expand on the cousin's family but again, I want to show them as step parents or raising her. They are in the same home for numerous census', not that it really means anything, just a fact. I appreciate any suggestions anyone might have as I am a complete greenhorn at this part of the family tree stuff.