Marriages and Relationships

Marriages and Relationships
Now go to the treeview. Click on the plus sign beside "Family of Stephen James McCarthy" to expand it. Then expand "Descendants of ??? McCarthy". Then expand "1. Theodore and Margerett". Then expand "2. William and Mildred". Finally, click on "s. Adelaide Helena and William Thomas". That should load them into the Everything Report and Behold should look like the above screen shot.
Cross referencing is used to prevent duplicating the same data more than once in the Everything Report.


1. Re-marriages
If a person marries more than once or has multiple partners, then that person is shown again with an "r" (remarried) before their name. This pairing is given a separate entry so that information about their other spouse/partner and their children and descendants can be displayed. This allows half-families (one parent in common) to be included and shown just after the associated marriage.
If a spouse/partner of a person remarries or has a new partner, then the spouse/partner is shown with an "s." before their name. In the Everything Report, the marriage/partner of this "s." person will be shown as "sm.". This allows step-families (parent of one married the parent of another) to be included and shown just after the associated marriage.

Numbering and Labeling

2. Numbering and Labeling
In the Treeview and Everything Report, children are numbered by date of birth (first born to last born), or in the order given in the data file when a birth date is not provided.
One entry in the Everything Report groups each person once with each of their spouses/partners. This way, all their co-descendants can follow, and both parents information can be given together. The spouse/partner is not prefixed by a child number, but is prefixed instead by "m." which logically means married. It is simply identifying the spouse or partner, so you can alternatively think of it as meaning "married", "matched" or "mated". Remarriages are prefixed by "r."
These are the various prefixes used:
     #. - a number indicates a child
     m. - the spouse or partner of the child
     m#. - the #'th spouse or partner of the child, where # > 1.
     r. - the child again in a remarriage or repartnership
     s. - the spouse or partner of the child in a remarriage or repartnership
     sm. - the person in a remarriage or repartnership of the spouse or partner of the child
Only the prefixes #, r and s are shown in the Treeview, because the spouse/partner is listed on the same line. But all prefixes will be used in the Everything Report.
These prefixes may be changed in the Organize Report options.

Cross Referencing

3. Cross Referencing
When one person is encountered a second time, their information is not shown again, but a cross-reference is included for easy access back to where their information was given. You can see this in the above example. The information about Adelaide Helena was first displayed where it was given the number MCC-12. For her remarriage to William Thomas, she is displayed again as MCC-47 with the statement "see above" being a hyperlink to take you to the earlier reference. But William Thomas was not displayed before, so all his information is shown. Their children would follow.
But if William Thomas had been displayed before, then he would also be given a cross reference. In that case, Adelaide and William's children also would have been displayed before, and they are not shown a second time.
To find every place that a person is referenced, you can use the Index of Names, which lists and provides hyperlinks for every cross reference for each individual.


4. Relationships
When Behold refers to other people, it uses their relationship to the person in question.
The relationship will be generic if no sex is given for the relative, e.g.:
parent, spouse, child, sibling
Or it will be sex-specific if the sex is known for the relative, e.g.:
mother, wife, daughter, sister
If there is only one relative with a specific relationship, then no number is added on the end, e.g.:
father, husband
But if there is more than one relative with the same relationship, then numbers are added on to the end of all of them to allow you to easily differentiate and identify one from another, e.g.:
father 1, father 2, husband 1, husband 2
The names of all relationships can be changed from their defaults on the Organize Report options page.