That is a very good question ...
How do you know; or, where did you get, such information?
What 'time period'?
Have you checked "Birth" Registration indexes/record?
Have you checked "Census" records?
ETC; Etc; etc ...
It is all about "Research" ...
ie. That is what "Genealogy" / "Family History" is all about.
ps: You need to put you question in 'context' - some details might also help.
"How do I tell which children go with which wife if the husband has two wives?"
One way is to compare birth dates and locations of the children with the marriage dates and residences of the two couples.
Another is to just see what parents are listed on the children's birth or marriage records.
"how do I tell which children go with which husband if the wife has two Husbands?"
Usually, the children take the name of the father.
Again, just look to see what parents are listed on the children's birth or marriage records
Are you referring to how to determine such here in FamilySearch
or is your question how to determine that on the records you are researching?
Sorry about not explaining that better....it's on the Family Search website...click onto Family Tree & select Tree...this will display the folks in your family tree in boxes with lines connecting those that are related family members...in the boxes you can put a picture of the person and it list the person's name & short bio info...next to the the person's name if they have more than one marriage, it has a ˄ symbol next to the person's name...when you click onto that symbol ˄ it opens a drop down box to show names of the men or women that are married and below that box area there's a down arrow with the Children next to it....if there are multiple Wives or Husbands listed when you click onto the ˄ symbol the ...as it is now...when you click onto the ˄ symbol next to the Children...you CANNOT tell which child goes with the correct set of parents.
There should be a way to click or put a check mark in a box next to the parents (if multiple) and have the children of JUST those parents listed...and NOT ALL if there are multiple marriages.
Hope that explains better, but if not let me know and I'll give you my phone number to call so I can explain it...thanks, Terry
It sounds like some kind of an issue with the pedigree chart. But I am not seeing it. Since your example is already in the FSFT, give us the PID of the person involved so we can see it.
By the way, do you know that when you select the "^" next to one of the spouses and it shows other spouses, that you can then SELECT one of those other spouses to be shown on the screen? The list of children that are shown at any one time are only the children that have been recorded for that single displayed couple. If you change one of the spouses being displayed in the "Couple Relationship" box, the corresponding list of children will change as well.
Here is the PID https://www.familysearch.org/tree/pedigree/landscape/2MRY-YYG
For Malcolm Nicholson Cartledge...it shows his one wife Martha B. Parks...when you click the "^" it will show BOTH wives Martha B. Parks & Emaline Covar.
Sorry I sent the above before finishing reading your above reply...NOW...I see HOW to change the list of children recorded for that wife or husband...thanks I had seen that but was not sure if the children changed too...thanks & sorry to bother ya'll.
You can't see it on the Tree page, but if you go to the husbands' and wives' person pages, you can see which children belong to which couple. For example, my husband's parents each had previous spouses. His mother had 2 children with her first spouse. So, if I go to her person page, and click on the ˄ symbol next to the Children below that couple, those 2 children will show up; if I click on the one below my husband's mother with his father, he will show up.
Check the date of death for the wife. If a child was born after the first wife's death it belongs to the second wife.