Add parents

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Add parents

Add a new person

All tabs

1. Place the person for whom you want to add parents, as the primary person.
2. Create the link.
• Click the links in the empty boxes for the father or the mother.
• Choose Person > Add Father or Add Mother
• Click the button (Add or link persons) on the toolbar and choose Add Father or Add Mother .
3. Enter the new person.
In the Add or Choose Father or Add or Choose Mother field, com­plete the entry fields with the information you have. Some items are prefilled such as the father’s surname or gender of the father and mother.
• To change the surname, click in the field and enter another name.
• To change the gender, click the Do not specify gender lock.

PC Add father

MAC Add father

Info • Click the  indented wheel icon at the top right of the screen to change the display mode if all desired fields are not displayed.

Before you add the parent, check the right part of the screen to make sure he/she is not already created. Click Add. The parent is created as well as the link with the child.

Info • You can link the grandfather and grandmother in the same way.

Family Group Data entry

1. Click the button at the bottom of the Parents entry field.
2. Choose Add Father or Add Mother.
3. Continue the data input with the information you have. To validate the new individual, click outside the entry field.

Info • For more information on adding the spouse of a child in the Family Group Data tab, see Input a Family Group Data.


Link an existing person

During data entry

1 Place the person for whom you want to add parents as the primary person.
2. Create the link.
• Choose Person > Add Father or Add Mother
• Click the  button on the toolbar and choose Add Father or Add Mother .
• Click the links in the empty boxes for the father or the mother on the Immediate Family screen.

In the Add or Choose Father or Add or Choose Mother fields, select the person to be linked from the list of Matching Persons to the right of the screen. To limit the list displayed, you can enter the given name in the Personal Data area. Click Choose or double-click the name in the list.

Info • To access this screen from the Family Group Data tab, click the red arrow that appears on the input line.

Drag and drop

1. Place the person for whom you want to add parents as the primary person.
2. Drag the father or mother from one of the side panels (Persons, Bookmarks, Relations…), and release on the display area of the screen (Father or Mother box or Parent fields in the Family Group Data tab). The parent is then linked.

Info • Creating a link to the Father and a link to the Mother will auto­matically create a union between the father and mother, even if no event has been entered.


Unlink a person and parents

When you detach a person from his/her parents, the individuals con­cerned will always remain in your genealogy file.

Info • After you have removed the parent link, you can assign a differ­ent mother or father to the primary person.

All tabs

1. Place the person as the primary person.
2. Remove the link with the parents.
• Choose Person > Delete > Father Link or Mother Link.
• Click the  on the toolbar and choose Unlink Father or Unlink Mother.

Family Group Data tab

1. Select the parent to be deleted in the Parents data entry fields.
2. Click the  button at the bottom of the field, and choose Unlink Father or Unlink Mother.
Info • If you select the Delete Father and All Links, or Delete Mother and All Links option, this will remove the person from your genealo­gy, not just the link.