Pedagree and Heritage question?
Is not this site for pedigree and heritage? I am having a problem with my sister who wants to keep my father's father, my grandfather, replaced by my adopted grandfather in our family tree. When she does this it changes my pedigree and heritage and removes my true pedigree and heritage. So I am asking shouldn't my family tree have my actual grandfather in it or my adopted grandfather? When she does this it replaces my pedigree and heritage from Scottish to German. So which is correct my adopted grandfather or my actual grandfather?
Thank you for your question. As a follow up to the great answers by Julia Szent-Gyorgyi and Paul W, here is a link to a Help Center Article that explain how to add the adopted designation. This still allows both sets of parents to show for your father.
If you click on the preferred tab under your biological grandfather, his line will show on the Tree versions.
Hopefully you can explain this to your sister so that you both can work on the line that you want to.
Good luck on your further work in Family History.0
On FamilySearch's Family Tree, you can have both: a profile can have parent/child relationships with more than one set of parents. You can also label the type of relationship; the choices are Adoptive, Biological, Foster, Guardianship, and Step.
The various tree views can only display one set of parents at a time, but you can see them all in the detail view, and you can set the "preferred" checkmark for the parents you want to see when you go on the Tree tab.
Here's an example that I worked on recently (wife of my great-grandmother's first cousin): https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/G9CS-V962
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Just a few days ago another user removed the stepfather from his stepchildren, from a branch in which I have been working. I sent her a polite message, in line with Julia's advice here, telling her it was perfectly acceptable to have multiple sets of parents for an individual. However, the non-biological parent(s) must be clearly labelled with their relationship ("Step" or otherwise) to a child, to avoid any confusion regarding the true, biological parents.
See https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LR3N-T7W for another example of what Julia illustrates via her link, above.1