Melanie, that was my original request, but was told by Ros (above) that it isn't possible because of the relationships. But Jamie, if you can do that, it would be great and it would be only needed if there was no spouse yet, so that would work. Melanie, if you click add spouse from the edit page, that is the page where you say has no spouse - go all the way to the bottom to find it. That you have to click add spouse to say no spouse is confounding. So the best would be the check box right on the edit page, second best would be some additional wording. Thanks for considering it, Jamie. The reason I ask is that so many Acadians died young during the deportation of the 1750's and they weren't married or ever will be married and so the problem is rather frequent.