"Indicator" for multiple marriages
I looked back and saw various discussions of the multiple marriages "problem". But not exactly my idea.
ADD to a person's entry in a family tree AND conspicuously on the PERSON page---if there is MORE THAN ONE MARRIAGE--
some sort of SYMBOL indicating the total number of marriages.
I discovered the two marriages of Elizabeth Whitmore. LCT2-JQ6 ONLY when I scrolled to the right on the person page and saw the FAMILY tab. Then scrolled DOWN and saw the 2nd marriage to William Savage.
I explored because:
1. Climbing UP from
Rebccca SAVAGE (9X1K-KXL) who I know FOR SURE is my ancestor and going through
Elizabeth Whitmore. LCT2-JQ6 (as wife of William SAVAGE).
Gov. Simon Bradstreet of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
LC7S-BGY. Did the relationship view and noted "the links".
2. Going DOWN from Gov. Bradstreet when I get to Elizabeth WHITMORE I see on the tree ONLY a marriage to Thomas FILLEBROWN. With no children.
This confused me so I explored and EVENTUALLY found a marriage to a SAVAGE.
BUT given the number of multiple marriages it seems that such should be more obvious. In history books which include a family tree: multiple marriages are shown. Right there on paper.
Oh and BTW--- I am skeptical of my descent from Gov. Bradstreet. I think it more likely that my Colonial ancestors of that time were indentured servants.
Nancy in Alabama