Choice for bans or intention to marry.
edited September 28, 2020 in Suggest an Idea
Una Jean Peterson said: In the drop down box for marriage relationships I would like to see the choice for bans or intention to marry. I have seen 2 marriage dates carried over from new.family search and also find them both listed as marriage records in Tree search results. Neither are wrong, they are just 2 different parts of the marriage for the same couple. See David Reed LC85-LY7.
Ron Tanner said: We are investigating adding bans, etc. In the mean time you can remove one of the marriages and correct the other to be in line with the source and fully accurate with the place.0
Jade said: Una's post points up the need to have banns, intentions, bonds, licenses, etc. available as *additional* event options, not replacements for "marriage." There has been extensive discussion of other items that should be available as options for coupleness as well as for non-coupleness that would be alternatives.0
genehisthome said: The individual card has an option for custom events. Why not just carry this idea over to the marriage card?0
Jade said: The 'custom event' option on the person page has no provision for attaching a citation as to evidence for any option.
What is needed in the couple-relationship page is a wide range of options that are not limited by cultural bias, to which evidentiary citations can be attached. Also each option selected must show up in the person-page display: both marriage and divorce or annulment; "Marriage Bond" only if that is the only record suggesting marriage; "Not a couple"; some have suggested "Never married" should also display in the person page.
These relationship-related items should display also on a child's overview page where the parents are displayed, in the parents' box. The writers who suggest omitting items with which some are uncomfortable (such as divorce) are not contributing to the genealogical accuracy which is supposedly being built in to FS-FT.
The range of selections is required for accuracy. So many items are displayed as marriages that were not related to actual marriage-ceremony records, the simplest examples being licenses and bonds (which are so often incorrectly indexed in FamilySearch Historical Records databases), which are only evidence that marriages *may* have occurred. This should not be confused with items like evidence that a marriage settlement was made (such as by recorded deed), which is evidence of a marriage's having taken place but only roughly as to when.0
I often struggle finding 3 different marriage documents for the same couple.
That is because (in Belgium) there are always 2 "proclamation of intention" - these 2 and the "real" marriage are indexed the same way. Of course, the bans canbe very useful (if the marriage is missing e.g.) but still it would be easier if they were labelled differently0