"The father line dna test says the child is not his child"

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HYPOTHESIS -- a Nightmare scenario for a profile entered would be to have someone request a profile be removed because dna tests on the father line reveal the child in question is not a child of the couple but only of the mother. You have 3 census showing the child in the family, listed as "son" or "daughter", a birth record listing both parents, a death record ditto. What procedure would be advised in this case?
in Genealogy Help by Susan Smith G2G6 Pilot (493k points)
retagged by Ellen Smith

3 Answers

+13 votes
Best answer
On the child's profile, edit to show the father as 'non-biological.'  The child should then show as a half-sibling of the other children.  You wouldn't remove the profile.  Add notes in the biography as appropriate.
by Herbert Tardy G2G6 Pilot (634k points)
selected by Pip Sheppard

Thanks for the star, Pip!  smiley

+5 votes
In that scenario I'd say the child was born from an extramarital affair.

If you open the edit screen for the child in question, underneath where it lists who the father is, there's a checkbox you can click that says "non-biological relationship."
by D. Botkin G2G6 Mach 3 (34.3k points)
+6 votes
It is a fairly normal scenario. Just follow the instructions given by Herbert and when you identify the biological parent you can add that line in too.
by Lynda Crackett G2G6 Pilot (630k points)

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