Find Relationships

Find Relationships 150 150 Heredis Help Knowledgebase

The Find Relationships feature scans all the connections in your genealogical file to find out how two people can be linked, even if they’re not directly related or allied.

  • Click on the Find > Find Relationships menu.
  • or Click the button and then the button.

The primary person is proposed by default as the first individual to analyze. You can change it by clicking on the magnifying glass.

Under the title Second Person, then click on the magnifying glass to choose the second person from the matching list or, from Heredis 2021 , click on Root Person or Primary Person button for a faster choice. Finally click Search to start searching for relationships.

(Windows) Find Relationships

(Mac) Find Relationships

Common ancestors

In the Search Results area, Heredis looks for possible common ancestors. By selecting one of the common ancestors found, a table shows you the parallel paths leading each of the two persons to this ancestor.

In case of implex due to inbred marriages, several paths can lead a person to the common ancestor. The number of paths is specified at the top of its column. Click on the lines of the different links to see the different parentages that lead to the common ancestor.

Other Relatives

Heredis then searches whether they are related by parentage or marriage: maternal great-great-uncle, brother-in-law of the son-in-law, spouse of the second cousin.

Select the link or unroll the menu to see all the links and select another one. The table shows the parentages and alliances that connect the two persons. Each link is named. To make it easier to understand the link, you can click the button (Change the meaning of the reading).

All links representation tables are printable by pressing .

Other Relationships

Heredis is finally looking for all the non-kinship ties: do they have in their relationship a person who witnessed marriage, declaring death?

Regardless of the type of link, it is represented in the form of a table in which each line names the relationship: son of, mother of, witness of death, etc. This makes it easy to find the thread that connects the two persons.

As for relatives, eventually click the button (Change the meaning of the reading) to better understand the link.

Click on any person mentioned in the links table to view their summary in the right part of the Find Relationships window.

Click the print button to start your word processing software and print out the detail of the selected link as well as the summary of all the links found.