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From: "Cheri Casper" <>
Subject: RE: [GENBOX] Adding children
Date: Mon, 8 Mar 2004 08:54:46 -0800
In-Reply-To: <>

Pedro - This method does not create multiple families. Another way to do
this is to create the male & female and link them with some marriage or
pseudo marriage relationship. Then go to the Family tab for either of the
parents, and enter Childbirth events there. You can add the new children
and all of the linkages will be okay. You will then need to go to the
Summary for one of the parents and adjust the sex for each child.

I do it both ways depending on the circumstances. If the child already
exists and I have only recently uncovered the parentage, I add the parents
from the child's birth event. If this is a new child, I add from the Family
tab of one of the parents.

You may end up with the family problem you identify IF you add a father and
then a source for the father; then the mother, and a source for her. In
other words adding a source while one of the parent fields still reads
"unknown." I haven't tested this but it would seem that this would be the
case. Therefore, if you are adding sources for the relationships, all both
parents first, then the sources.


-----Original Message-----
From: Pedro Silva [mailto:]
Sent: Monday, March 08, 2004 8:47 AM
Subject: Re: [GENBOX] Adding children

Hi Michel and Jim,

Michel: After entering the child name on the parents summary tab, it ask if
I want to enter a new individual, said yes and all went as usual. Selecting
the child and going to the birth event, I saw that he/she had no parents.

Jim: for some time I'm entering children like that, and I think I have no
problem (I will check, hope it's all ok).
I suppose that some time ago I had entered children as you (Cheri) said,
but, I think, that it creates 2 familys: father+unknown parent & unknown
Anyway, I will try this approach once again.

However, I think it should "work" entering in the summary tab, right ?

Thanks to both.


Jim Winfrey <> wrote:

This started a couple of builds ago. CheriC wrote a good approach for
entering children. Entering children from the Summary tab is not a good
practice anyway because you have to go back to the child and update sex,
sources, etc. The best way is to add the child as a new individual, then go
to the Birth Event and double click on the Father and Mother blanks. This
puts all the information for the child on the parent's Summary tabs.


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