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From: "Ron Bernier" <>
Subject: Re: [GENBOX] Issue with Bio/Adoptive parents and reports
Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2003 14:06:02 -0500

The good news - it's not your database.

I just went in and changed my father's status to Adoptive. Ran the
Descendant narrative with my "biological" mother as the focus - I no longer
show up on the report. With my "Adoptive" father as the focus, I do show

Looks like something else that Bill needs to take a look at.

Ron Bernier
Woonsocket, RI

>From: Debbie Schnell Woolard <>
>Subject: [GENBOX] Issue with Bio/Adoptive parents and reports
>Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2003 12:43:53 -0600
>I have a person in my database who was illegitimate. His birth surname was
>his mother's maiden name. The natural father is unknown (at least by
>anyone still living). His mother married when he was 3 years old, and his
>step-father adopted him when he was 5 years old. The adoption took place
>the same year that the state where this happened in closed all adoption
>records, so he was issued a new birth certificate that lists his adoptive
>father as his father. To find out if his original birth certificate ever
>listed a father, we would need to petition the courts to open this adoption
>Now here's the issue. For this person, on the Parents tab, I selected
>"Adoptive" for the father, and left "Biological" for the mother. When I do
>a Descendant Narrative report with the focus on the mother, this son does
>*not* show up at all (he should because he's her natural child). But when
>I do the same report with the focus on the Adoptive father, the son *does*
>show up. While I'm glad that he does show up for this father, something is
>messed up here.
>If I change the Father back to "Biological" on the Parents tab, and run the
>same report with the focus again on the mother, the son does show up.
>Will someone else please try this and see if you get the same results? If
>you don't, it's got to be something with my database.
>-- Debbie Schnell Woolard
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