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Showing illegitimate children

Showing illegitimate children

Posted: 30 Sep 2012 10:13AM GMT
Classification: Query
I cannot find anywhere in the manual instructions on how to show an illegitimate child. Alice Williams married Robert Livesey and had a number of legitimate children by him. Well, fine. But three years before she married Robert she had a daughter, Ellen, father unknown. When I try to put Ellen into the tree, FTB wants to make her the daughter of Alice and Robert. That is not correct. When I try to unlink Robert, Alice is unlinked as well. What's the solution to this? Ellen was not adopted by Robert because she appears in censuses as "step-daughter" and under the name Williams, not Livesey. She was Ellen's child and only Ellen's child.

Re: Showing illegitimate children

Posted: 24 Oct 2012 10:33PM GMT
Classification: Query
I usually create an unknown spouse first, and add the child with that person and known spouse selected.
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