How do I add a partner, not spouse, to an ancestor's profile which already includes a spouse?

+3 votes
104 views
in WikiTree Help by Bettie Bullard G2G Crew (890 points)

3 Answers

+8 votes

If the other party was not a spouse, all you can do is explain the relationship in the biography.  To add a spouse, see FAQ #3.  The presence of an existing spouse makes no difference in either case.

by Herbert Tardy G2G6 Pilot (631k points)
+8 votes
I find that if you add the father and the mother seperately to the child, then this tends to make them parents but not spouses.

If you click the spouse link on the parents profile page (when you are editing) then they do get linked as spouses and so you want to AVOID that spouse link!!  LOL
by Robynne Lozier G2G6 Pilot (928k points)
Thank you very much.

I agree that this is the best solution if what you're really trying to indicate is the parent of a child who's not in any kind of relationship with the other parent of the child.

But if what you're trying to indicate is a non-spousal relationship (unmarried but still in a relationship) between two people (regardless of whether either of them is the parent of any children with the other), you'll have to just explain it in the biography and link to the other profile there, as Herbert suggested.

+3 votes

I've just made a proposal to create a navigation box template for these situations. Opinions welcome.

https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/666381/proposal-navigation-template-traditional-relationships

by Deb Durham G2G Astronaut (1.0m points)

Related questions

+10 votes
1 answer
+5 votes
1 answer
104 views asked Jan 20, 2018 in WikiTree Help by Murray Kelly G2G Rookie (280 points)
+10 votes
1 answer
95 views asked Dec 21, 2014 in WikiTree Tech by Paul Curran G2G6 Mach 1 (15.4k points)
+19 votes
11 answers
+2 votes
1 answer
+6 votes
1 answer
+6 votes
2 answers

WikiTree  ~  About  ~  Help Help  ~  Search Person Search  ~  Surname:

disclaimer - terms - copyright

...