The Families Page

The Families Page


1. Families
By default, Behold uses its Auto Organize capability to determine the main people in each file. Usually it will select a pair of spouses and list them on two lines. All the relatives of each person make up that person's Family. Relatives include half-family and step-family, but do not include relatives through marriage other than the person who married into the family.


The ID of the GEDCOM the family comes from is listed here.

Family Number and ID

3. Family Number and ID
Each Family is assigned a sequential number and an ID initially taken from their birth Surname.  These are used for numbering. 
You can edit the ID yourself by clicking on it

Add or Remove

4. Add or Remove
Families can be manually added or removed.
Actually all the Add... button does is bring the Everything Report to the front so you can select people to add a new families. This will be described on the next page of this help.

Move Up or Down

5. Move Up or Down
The order of the families can be changed. This can also be done by dragging and dropping the family name to a new position.


6. Checkmarks
The checkmarks indicate which families will be included in the Everything Report.  Unchecking a family is a simple way of excluding it without removing it. This way, the families you often organize around can stay on the Families page so you don't have to keep searching for them whenever you need them again.

Related Through Marriage and Everyone Else

7. Related Through Marriage and Everyone Else
There are two special family groups that are always at the bottom of the Families page: "Others Related Through Marriage" and "Everyone Else".
You cannot remove these groups and you cannot move them up or down. But you can select or deselect them and change their ID.
These give you the capability of including the other people that are not in the family groups you have selected. If Others Related Through Marriage is not selected, then those people will be included in the Everyone Else group if it is selected.
To make it easy for you to change whether RM and EE are selected or not, the toolbar on the main Behold window has two icons that you can use:
Here you see RM as not selected (flat) and EE as selected (pushed in). By clicking with your mouse on one of these icons, you will change its selection (without having to come into the Organize window) and Behold will immediately recreate the Everything Report with the new setting.