Allow the documentation of half-siblings (children with only 1 common parent, not two)
The system should allow a way to easily document children who are born in situations where 1) the parents are divorced and remarried, 2) born in polygamous relationships, or 3) were born out of wedlock and the names of both parents are known.
The system allows us to add a child without a father, but this doesn't cover the situations above.
I am just another 'lowly' User/Patron ...
Just in passing ...
Perhaps, you are relatively new, to the "Family Tree" Part, of 'FamilySearch' ...
The "System", ALREADY certainly DOES allow:
(1) the parents are divorced and remarried; and/or,
(2) born in polygamous relationships; and/or,
(3) were born out of wedlock and the names of both parents are known
I DO NOT, understand WHY, you consider that the "System" does not ...
(1) Parents, CAN be. Married; Divorced; and, Remarried (to either, the SAME person; or, a DIFFERENT person)
(2) "Polygamous" relationships, CAN certainly be recorded
(3) Children (Born 'Out of Wedlock'), CAN be associated, to those "Unmarried" Parents
That is ALREADY well covered ...
And, in fact, those situations ALREADY exist, in the "Family Tree" Part, of 'FamilySearch' ...
[ I have SOME of those EXACT situation, in my "Ancestral" Lines ... ]
Please be, aware; and, advised ...
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That individuals/persons, can ALREADY have, MULTIPE, "Sets" of Parents ...
The "Limits" in, the "Family Tree" Part, of 'FamilySearch', are/include:
In Family Tree, the record for a person has the following data limits:
- Spouses: x200
- Parents: x100
- Children: x400
- Names, facts, and events in the Other Information section: x200
- Sources: x200
- Memories: x1,000
- Other persons identified as "not a match": x400
- Discussions: x50
- Individual notes: x50 (each note can have up to 10,752 characters)
- Relationship notes: x12 (each note can have up to 10,752 characters)
Here is a "Knowledge Article" in 'FamilySearch':
What are the data limits for people in Family Tree?
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There are, a number, of "Types", of Parent-Child" Relationships, that an individual/person can have, with those MULTIPE "Sets" of Parents.
Those "Types", of Parent-Child" Relationships, are
- Foster; and,
Here are some "Knowledge Articles", in 'FamilySearch':
The same child shows more than once in a family in Family Tree
How do I specify biological, step, adopted, and foster relationships in Family Tree?
How do I add step, adopted, and foster children to parents in Family Tree?
How do I add a parent in Family Tree?
How do I add a child to Family Tree?
That Said ...
The situations, that you considered, were not allowed, in the "Family Tree" Part, of 'FamilySearch' ...
ALREADY exist; and, are well catered for ...
And, HAVE done, for, MANY, Many, many, YEARS ....
I hope, that this may help/assist, somewhat; &, may provide you with, some additional, insight; &, perspective.
Related ( EARLIER / PREVIOUS ) 'Comment' ...
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How do you add a child with a mother not married to the father
How does the system accommodate children born with different last names because of divorce and remarriage or where the child is born out of wedlock but the father is known?
Gordon Collett ✭✭✭✭✭
Since you refer to the "Add child with unknown father," I think you are overlooking that you only see that when on a woman's page. If the page you are on is for a man, the link changes to "Add child with unknown mother."
If you have the child already entered and need to add more parents, then you start from the child's detail page and in the Family Members section use the "Add Parent's" link found on the right over the existing parents. Using these three links makes it very easy to add as many different parents and sets of parents as needed.3