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Unmarried parents shown as married


If there is no marriage date, the marriage place field is ignored, so even if you enter a comment like "Not Married" or "No record of marriage" it does not show up. Neither does it help if you change the marriage status.
As a result illegitimate children look as though they are legitimate.
Also any notes associated with a marriage, eg "Both in this parish" are not included.
Closed May 9, 2011 at 1:25 AM by mdeback
Fixed in release 10.02


mdeback wrote Sep 20, 2010 at 5:08 AM

I would need to see the portion of the GEDCOM that contains the family to understand this better. If there is no marriage (MARR) then would be neither a date nor a place associated with the event. For example the following family does not have a marriage event:
1 FAMS @F1@
0 @F1@ FAM
1 HUSB @I1@
1 WIFE @I10@
1 CHIL @I2@

The following family does have a marriage event with a place and no date:
1 FAMS @F1@
0 @F1@ FAM
1 HUSB @I1@
1 WIFE @I10@
1 CHIL @I2@
2 PLAC Atlanta, Georgia

Also if there isn't a marriage event then how could there be a comment (NOTE) associated with it.
That said, I did find an issue regarding marriage notes being ignored in GEDCOMS produced from some sources and this will be corrected in 10.02

wrote Sep 20, 2010 at 6:07 AM

StuartPetrie wrote Sep 25, 2010 at 2:03 PM

The situation I was commenting on was that, without a date, MARR PLAC is not reported on UncleGed. For the parents of illegitimate children I habitually enter the text "Not married" in MARR PLAC. I have been forced to include a dummy marriage date for all unmarried parents on my file.

wrote May 9, 2011 at 1:25 AM

wrote Feb 14, 2013 at 2:57 AM

wrote May 16, 2013 at 7:54 AM