I am adopted. How do I make a family tree displaying both adopted and biological families? And how can I correctly add my children's father with stating we were married? We were never married.
Family Tree is designed to create as many different family relationships as might be appropriate for our users. We begin our basic entries by working from the Pedigree page that opens Family Tree, however, it is often easier to add more relationships by going to the Person details page. On the Pedigree View, click your name and then click Person at the bottom of the summary card that populates.
Once you are on the Details page, scroll down to the Family Members section on the left. In that area, you will see the ability to click Add Parent to add a different set of parents. Please be sure you designate your relationship type to each set of parents to define your adopted line or your biological line. The following knowledge articles might be helpful as you enter additional relationships.
After you add your children to yourself, since you did not marry their father, you can create a separate parent-child relationship with just the child and the father if you wish to actually work on his ancestral line through your account. Because children are not really needed to connect to your deceased ancestors, you are not required to enter them. All living records that you create are for your own benefit since no one will see the living records you create except you. This protects the privacy of living people as explained in the following knowledge article.
We appreciate your interest in building your pedigree and we invite you to learn more about working in Family Tree by viewing the information about getting started. Click the Help Center icon at the upper right of the page, then click Help Center toward the bottom of the popup. Scroll down the page to get to the information about Getting Started as shown in the following screen shot.
We hope the information we have provided is helpful. Best wishes as you begin your family history journey at FamilySearch.