How would you address this?

+6 votes
My grandmother's half-brother and my aunt (her daughter) married siblings of the same family. Should I address that in anyone's profiles somewhere? The half-brother doesn't appear to have any biological children, so it shouldn't be an issue as far as close relatives who might end up dating/marrying, but it is a curious occurrence that might confuse researchers at some point.
in Genealogy Help by Living Younger G2G6 Mach 1 (14.9k points)

4 Answers

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Best answer
This is a relatively common occurrence and does belong in the biography section. I have ancestors where five siblings in my surname family married into the same family. It can definitely tighten the relationship between the two familes. I descend from two of those marriages. You can put it on each of the children who married or on the parents or both places.
by Doug McCallum G2G6 Pilot (550k points)
selected by Shaun Doust
+6 votes
That would be addressed when you write the bio. It probably made the family very happy. "A couple of years afterwards her uncle Fred married...... " Or whatever.
by C. Mackinnon G2G6 Pilot (343k points)
+6 votes
There shouldn't be any problem with showing all those relationships in the individual profiles of the people involved.  The software won't care who marries whom.  You can go ahead and show it as it was in the profile data, and then, as C. says, you can also explain it in the respective Bios if you think it's a possible confusion factor.  ("No, I didn't make a mistake with that data!")
by Dennis Barton G2G6 Pilot (571k points)
I'd put it in the bio anyway, it's a lovely family thing.
+1 vote
Thank you all for your input! I will be putting it into the biographies then ;)
by Living Younger G2G6 Mach 1 (14.9k points)

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