The term "Family" is used in Behold to represent all the relatives of one specific person. There are many ways to specify or change what people you want to use to organize your families and there is an Instant Organize function that can quickly reorganize the entire report about one selected person.
Every family is subdivided by the various ancestral lines of the "family" person. The earliest ancestors (both spouses if known) are listed to begin each line.
There are various ways these lines can be ordered within a family, including "Down from Ancestors", "Up to Ancestors", "Descendants Only" and "Surname Order". This can be specified on the Organize Numbering Page.
Since Behold is very flexible in how you can move families and lines within each family, it is impossible for any numbering system to retain the same numbers through these transformations. As a result, Behold by default uses a simple two-level numbering system, with a family prefix and a number representing the person in that family incremented in a sequential manner from first to last. This is to make it easy to identify the family of any individual and make it easy to find where that individual is within that family. This is especially important in printouts, where you don't have access to hyperlinks to find people.
Behold is unconventional in its display of all married names for females. The person's maiden name (i.e. birth surname) is shown first followed by each married name. All surnames except the person's last are shown in square brackets. If she did not marry, the birth surname only is shown and not in square brackets.
This is done because most marriages in Western cultures during that past few hundred years have had wives adopt their husband's surnames. Women are more often known by their married name and showing all names makes it easier to identify the woman in the Everything Report.
You can turn this feature off on the Organize Report Page by deselecting the item: "Surnames: Show married name".
Note: This example shows surnames in capital letters. Behold does not change the capitalization of your surnames, but shows them as you have entered them. This sample file just happened to have all its surnames capitalized.
Behold's Family sections only include all direct relatives of the selected "family" people. Direct relatives include any parent-child relationships made up of not only blood relations, but also adoptions and foster children and any other such relationships included in the data file. This means half-relatives (one parent in common) are all included in the family. Also all marriages of these relatives are included so all step-families and step-children are also included.
What is not included are the siblings and parents and other relatives of those who married into the family.
The Others Related Through Marriage "family" will list all the people related to those who married into the family. They will (by default) be given the numbering prefix "RM". They will be grouped by the various ancestral lines that make up the people related through marriage, and since there is no inherent "priority" to these people, the ancestral lines are sorted by surname.
You can click on the icon on the toolbar to very simply change whether or not you want to show Others Related Through Marriage, and you can change this section's title on the Organize Report Page. The prefix and whether or not to include these sections are customizable on the Organize Families Page.
Once every family and all those related through marriage are taken into account, there still may be some people not connected to any of the people already listed. This is usually because they are in disconnected trees. Maybe these people were from other research that has not connected these people yet, or maybe there are simply mistakes in the family connections in the file.
If there is no one else, then the title of this section says so and that's all there will be to this section.
But if there are other people, the section will be titled (by default - you can change it) "Everyone Else" and they will be grouped by their various ancestral lines and sorted by surname and are (again by default) given the numbering prefix "EE":
If there are any individuals or individuals only connected to a spouse with no other connections are separated into an "Unconnected Individuals" section and are not individually listed in the Table of Contents (since there may be a lot of them depending on the purpose of the research, e.g. Surname research) and are listed in the Everything Report alphabetically by surname. They are given the numbering prefix "XXX".
You can click on the icon on the toolbar to very simply change whether or not you want to show Everyone Else. The titles are all customizable on the Organize Report Page. The prefix and whether or not to include these sections are customizable on the Organize Families Page.
All the other sections in Everything Report are then listed at the end of the Table of Contents. It includes summary and detail information. If the GEDCOM file included custom records, then there may also be a section for each custom record.
The titles of these sections and whether or not to include these sections can be specified on the Organize Report Page.