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Adopted/Step Children


From a forum post:
I'm using UncleGED 10.1 and FTM 2006. A related problem is on the children of multiple parents. A real example is the natural mother died when child was 1+ years old. The natural father was unable to care for child, so he let an unmarried Aunt raise the child. The Aunt subsequently married, then she and husband adopted the child. The child grew to maturity and later married.
So with ver 10.1, I was pleased to see that UncleGED shows the child under both parents.
I did add an "Adopted" fact to the child, so that appears on the child's Family page along with his other facts.
But on the child's Family page, UncleGED only shows his adoptive parents with no indication of his natural parents.
I realize showing multiple parents with links to their Family page would be a big effort, and I'm very uncertain how to suggest a Family Page layout or format.
Has anyone else experienced this? Does anyone have any suggestions?
Otherthan within the "notes", what entries could I put in FTM that would export to the GEDCOM such that UncleGED could better depict the actual relationship described? I would appreciate anyone's thoughts / suggestions.


janders981 wrote Sep 6, 2009 at 3:22 PM

Adopted, Step, etc children need something for identification. I don't really have a suggestion. But this is really a problem as it misleads webpage viewers of parentage. Does anyone have a idea to share?

wrote May 9, 2011 at 1:20 AM

janders981 wrote May 9, 2011 at 4:01 AM

Is there a possibility of showing both sets of natural and adoptive\step\etc parents on the childs page or pages if he had multiple marriages? It would be two sentences, example:

maleName, son of fatherName and motherName, was born birthDate in birthPlace. He was adotped by stepFatherName and stepMotherName on adoptedDate in adoptedPlace. He married spouseName on marriageDate in marriagePlace. He died deathDate in deathPlace.

By the way, I still recommend each parent should be their own paragraph is same <div class="household">.

wrote May 9, 2011 at 4:01 AM

wrote Feb 14, 2013 at 2:57 AM