Genealogy Chat

Top tip - using the Genes Reunited community

Welcome to the Genes Reunited community boards!

  • The Genes Reunited community is made up of millions of people with similar interests. Discover your family history and make life long friends along the way.
  • You will find a close knit but welcoming group of keen genealogists all prepared to offer advice and help to new members.
  • And it's not all serious business. The boards are often a place to relax and be entertained by all kinds of subjects.
  • The Genes community will go out of their way to help you, so don’t be shy about asking for help.

Quick Search

Single word search

Gift subscriptions

Genes Reunited gift subscription

Do you know someone interested in discovering their family history?

You can now buy a gift subscription to Genes Reunited so they can research their family tree.

Buy gift or redeem gift

Icons

  • New posts
  • No new posts
  • Thread closed
  • Stickied, new posts
  • Stickied, no new posts

One person appears twice in family tree

ProfilePosted byOptionsPost Date

Mark

Mark Report 3 Jan 2013 12:12

My uncle on my mothers side used to be married to my mother-in-laws auntie - how can i show that the two entries are the same person?

Reggie

Reggie Report 3 Jan 2013 12:48

Use the 'notes' facility to record the fact

Thelma

Thelma Report 3 Jan 2013 13:07

In theory you should be able to merge the two entries.
Try deleting the husband and then adding him again.


Add Spouse

Add NewFind Existing<<<<<<<<<<

Enter the name of the person you are looking for in the search box.

You can also search by year of birth or death. You can add the details in any

order, but they must be separated by commas


e.g. Isambard, Kingdom, Brunel, 1806

Mark

Mark Report 3 Jan 2013 16:16

Managed to resolve by deleting one entry and then:

Add
Spouse
and then Use Find Existing

Thanks for the advice though.

Inky1

Inky1 Report 3 Jan 2013 16:24

I have a marriage between first cousins. They had two children. As Reggie suggests, I have just made notes. For this case I have the husband in twice. Once as a son (with no wife/children) and once as a husband.

One thing is certain, in the Ancestors View these children could only be displayed with three sets of grandparents.

I doubt that the GR software is up to that? Nor any other.

KenSE

KenSE Report 3 Jan 2013 16:41

Why waste effort duplicating people and adding notes when you only have to use the Find Existing facility.

Inky1

Inky1 Report 3 Jan 2013 17:13

Perhaps I should have written:-

One thing is certain, in the Ancestors View these children SHOULD only be displayed with three sets of grandparents.

It actually displays four sets - with one pair twice......

EDIT
Got that wrong. My posts should read greatgrandparents (usually four sets) not grandparents (hopefully two sets!)