I was looking at a relative of mine, but cannot find the wife through whom we come. It only lists one wife, and we descend through the second. This seems disrespectful of not only my ancestor, but also of his other three wives.
@rebeccajensen5 , FamilySearch Family Tree is an open edit database. You can get a FamilySearch account and edit the information yourself. The Discovery page information page comes from data from that Family Tree database. If a person is not shown it is because either no one has put that person into the Family Tree or that person is still living. Only deceased persons will show in the public tree.
Do you have the person's family tree ID? Or can you post the link to the discovery page so we can look at it?
@Chas Howell, the problem that Rebecca is pointing out is that the Discovery page only ever acknowledges the existence of the person's first spouse, no matter what.
@Julia Szent-Györgyi , Oh thanks. I don't really fool with the Discovery page, just thought it was missing in from FT. Looks like Discovery missed the mark this time.
Welcome to the "Community.FamilySearch" Forum.
I am just another 'lowly' User/Patron ...
'Yes', you are correct, the "Discovery Pages", in "Ancestors.FamilySearch", about our Ancestors, are incomplete; and, lets say (to be kind) somewhat 'misleading'.
In regard to Other/Additional Spouses of an Ancestor ...
At first. I believed/though such had to do with the "Preferred" (Couple/Family); but, from the information of others; and, now, conformed by yourself, such certainly DOES NOT appear to be the case.
In relation to one of my Ancestral Families, I found that the FIRST Spouse / Wife DID NOT have a "Discovery Page"; whereas, the SECOND Spouse / Wife DID have a "Discovery Page". And, in that instance, there is NO reference for another/previous Spouse / Wife. That is one of the ONLY things that I have noticed.
Us 'lowly' User/Patrons, literally, have NO real control whatsoever, of WHAT appears, on the "Discovery Pages", in "Ancestors.FamilySearch". All we can do is make sure everything is CORRECT and "Standardised"; as, they can be, for our Ancestors, in "Family Tree", of 'FamilySearch' - that is it - nothing more, nothing less.
"Ancestors.FamilySearch" is a specific programme, designed and developed by 'FamilySearch', that runs itself, on its own accord, independent of ANY input, by us 'lowly' Users/Patrons.
The "Discovery Pages", in "Ancestors.FamilySearch", are ONLY, simply, to enable (SOME of) the individuals/persons, in "Family Tree", of 'FamilySearch', to be "Found" (ie. located), by ANYONE, doing a search on the INTERNET, for such an individuals/persons.
The "Discovery Pages", in "Ancestors.FamilySearch", are NOT any form of definitive "Resource" for Genealogy/Family History research.
The "Discovery Pages", in "Ancestors.FamilySearch", are simply to bring OTHERS, not aware of; or, already associated with, "Family Tree", of 'FamilySearch', TO discover 'FamilySearch'; and, especially, to enable them, to participate in, "Family Tree", of 'FamilySearch', if the so desire - nothing more, nothing less.
Just my thoughts.
On another note ...
Believe me, when I say. that there has already been, considerable 'Feedback', about the "Discovery Pages", in "Ancestors.FamilySearch"; and, certainly NOT all of that 'Feedback' has been positive.
Two (x2) places where I have 'seen', a considerable amount, of such 'Feedback' are:
(1) Here, in this very "Community.FamilySearch" Forum itself, in a number of posts; and,
(2) The 'FamilySearch' "Blog"; especially, this article:
'FamilySearch' "Media" ...
New Ancestor Discovery Pages Provide a Rich, Engaging Family History Experience
MANY; Many; many, of us, would like to "Remove" our Ancestors, from the "Discovery Pages", in "Ancestors.FamilySearch".
Unfortunately, that is relatively easy; but, DEVISTATING, at the same time.
We have been advised, that the ONLY way, that we can have our Ancestors, "Removed" from the "Discovery Pages", in "Ancestors.FamilySearch", is to have them TOTALLY "Removed"/"Deleted", from "Family Tree" of 'FamilySearch', altogether.
There was a "Knowledge Article" in 'FamilySearch' that advised of such, but, unfortunately, I can not find it.
[ That particular "Knowledge Article" MAY have itself been REMOVED from 'FamilySearch' ... ]
That Said ...
Here are some "Knowledge Article" in 'FamilySearch':