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#1 Admin

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Posted 16 August 2004 - 12:19 AM

Add children efficiently
Applies to: TMG

Tip: The easiest way to add two or more children is to use the add sibling commands Add > Brother, Add > Sister, or Add > Sibling.

Add the first child by navigating to one of the parents and choosing Add > Son, Add > Daughter, or Add > Child. (Use Add > Child if you don't know the gender of the child)

For subsequent children, you don't have to navigate back to one of the parents: use Add > Brother, Add > Sister, or Add > Sibling instead. (Use Add > Sibling if you don't know the gender of the sibling)

In this case, TMG considers the new person a full sibling, i.e., they have the same mother and father. If that is not the case, don't use this method.

#2 Les Wylde

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Posted 18 August 2004 - 02:02 PM

Just a point, but as far as I can tell you can only select Add a Child from the Add Menu and not from the Add New Person button on the toolbar. The latter only allows son or daughter as the child option for a parent.

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#3 Jackie Johnston

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Posted 30 November 2004 - 10:28 PM

How do you add a sibling when you don't know the name of either parent?

#4 Les Wylde

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Posted 30 November 2004 - 11:07 PM

How do you add a sibling when you don't know the name of either parent?

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I think you need to add a father first ( as Surname ), then you can do it. Without any parents I have also found you cannot add a sibling. It may be possible to add the sibling as initially unrelated and make the relationship later.

I would be interested to see if there is any other way to do this.

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#5 Jackie Johnston

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Posted 30 November 2004 - 11:21 PM

I think you need to add a father first ( as Surname ), then you can do it. Without any parents I have also found you cannot add a sibling. It may be possible to add the sibling as initially unrelated and make the relationship later.

I would be interested to see if there is any other way to do this.

Les Wylde

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Unfortunately I don't know her surname or her twin sister's, just their married names. I can add her as unrelated, but can't connect the two until I get one of their parents added. Sure would be nice if it were designed so this was possible without the parents.

#6 Bob Velke

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Posted 01 December 2004 - 12:37 AM

You cannot enter a "sibling" (or "brother" or "sister") without telling the program how you define the term. Do you mean that the two children have a father, a mother, or both in common?

Your decision about which parent(s) the children have in common is one thing. What those parent(s) happen to have been called is a completely different issue. You can record their proper place in the world (i.e., common parent(s) to these children) without knowing their names.

See also this FAQ entry.
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#7 Jvolckmann

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Posted 14 October 2006 - 08:39 AM

I think you need to add a father first ( as Surname ), then you can do it. Without any parents I have also found you cannot add a sibling. It may be possible to add the sibling as initially unrelated and make the relationship later.

I would be interested to see if there is any other way to do this.

Les Wylde



Les, I have had that problem a couple of times, so what I have done is create a father named ________ Smith and a mother named _________ _____________, THEN added the siblings. Later, when I find out exactly who the parents are I can go back and fill in the blanks and add other data.

#8 scottlpool2003

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 11:09 PM

Can we not add the mother/fathers surname and add their married name in brackets?




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