Accuracy in reporting birth parents vs married birth parents.
edited February 18, 2021 in Family Tree
Wanda Sornson said: On several of your birth documents, you list the child's father as the spouse of the mother. In many cases, this is not true. The father is the "alleged" father of the child, but not married to the mother.
Sharon Irene Wilkins said: I agree with this new way of reporting0
Tom Huber said: If you do not know if the man in the couple relationship was the father of the child, then you should list the child under the mother only (with the father's field left blank), unless the man provided (parental) support for the child.0
Tom Huber said: There are several articles that deal with parent-child relationships. Start with "How do I specify biological, step, adopted, and foster relationships in Family Tree?" at https://www.familysearch.org/help/hel.... Check the related articles found at the bottom of that one.0
Tom Huber said: The above affects the massive Family Tree only. Birth documents (sources) are original records and help establish family relationships. Keep in mind that documents created at the time of the event (such as the birth record) are your primary sources. Unsourced documents, such as family histories, should be treated as hints, but are not valid sources.0