Some strangeness while replacing a living person with a deceased person.
Now I know the right process may have been to merge the people... that's great and all but I think some strangeness here reached the level of a website "bug".
So my strategy here is that a grandparent has died some years ago - I had never attached information of any kind to the living entity so I did not care about this record.
Grandpa (deceased) - Grandma (living)
This also already exists:
Grandpa (deceased) - Grandma (deceased)
So the living entity version of Grandma has a different ID from the deceased version
From the living mom situation there was an edit parents option - that is what I clicked on. I wanted to replace the living G-ma with the deceased G-ma. However the system reported "this couple already exists". Which is fine - except what I was trying to do was alter the living Mom to have the right couple pairing as the parents not the outdated version. The option to "remove or replace" seemed to suggest that it would consider the context. I was on the "child" page of this couple. Also in the last screen before confirming the change the page reported "These relationships will be changed" and it included the one parent-child relationship. So it would seem that the system would take care of altering each child relationship if the couple had not already existed. But the relationship did exist - again I already knew that but what I was expecting was that each of the parent-child relationships would change. I mean in this case it's just one but the implication is there. Also I wasn't trying to create a new couple just "replace" a wife - anyway there you go.
So I went ahead and added the Grandpa (deceased) - Grandma (deceased) couple as a new parent entity. Then I deleted the Grandma (living) entity. But this left:
Grandpa (deceased) - <<empty wife>>
This is sort of explainable but I still think it's worth mentioning. Right now there is no edit symbol for the couple and I'd have to click the edit symbol for each child to remove this relationship. My suggestion is that the edit symbol in the context I described should still be present so that mass edits to single parent / multiple children situations could be made.
For the record - I did see the edit symbol for the child but I guess my suggestion is that the edit symbol for the parents in the context of the child page should assume the role of the parent child relationship for easier potential edits.
Also there may be something to be said for making this living person to deceased person process easier. In many, many cases there are multiple living entity people representing a eventually deceased person so this situation pops up a lot.