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2 posts. Started 10 Sep 2007 by Jacksbox4you. Latest reply 10 Sep 2007 by lkessler. RSS 2.0 feed for this topic RSS
1. Jennifer Jackson (Jacksbox4you)
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Joined: Mon, 10 Sep 2007
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Posted: Mon, 10 Sep 2007 Permalink
I was wondering how Behold is set up to work with adoptions and blended families. I have some ancestors from the 1700's who were married more than once having children with each spouse and then the children were adopted/blended into one family. I noticed on my file, that one of these families showed that a child was a member of one of the families (he died shortly after birth). This child had a younger brother who does not show up under the biological dad, but does show up under the adopted father. Is there a way for this child to show up under both the biological and adopted parent?

Thank you.
2. Louis Kessler (lkessler)
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Joined: Sun, 9 Mar 2003
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Posted: Mon, 10 Sep 2007 Permalink

Hello Jennifer,

I had designed Behold to understand multiple sets of parents. Children should show up under both their biological and adopted parents.

Now saying that, I've made a lot of changes to Behold since I had first programmed and tested this ability. If it doesn't work it's a bug. For the next version, I do have an entry in my Future Plans to "Make sure Behold displays multiple parents appropriately".

I only have one user test file that includes adoptions. It could be that your GEDCOM has a different arrangement of adoptions that Behold does not handle correctly. If you don't mind sending me a copy of your GEDCOM, I'd be happy to use it to fully test its handling of adoptions. I would keep your GEDCOM private and only use it for testing.


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