What is the proper way to enter a half-sibling?

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Is there a way to designate half-siblings in profiles? Is this dependent upon how they are entered in the profile?
in Genealogy Help by Rick Lee G2G Rookie (280 points)
edited by Michael Gabbard

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I find this step useful.

I use the add sibling link from the profile page. 

At the bottom of the page when entering the new sibling, there should be boxes which list the parents for the first individual like this:

Father of new sibling is _______
Mother of new sibling is _______

Simply uncheck the box for the parent that is not the same, and then save the profile.

If you then want to go in and add the actual father/mother for the half sibling, you can do that on their new profile that you just created.

by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (898k points)
selected by Liander Lavoie
Great answer, Chris.

Just to give a bit of background, the thing to keep in mind with siblings is that they aren't actually connected as siblings. The people that appear as siblings on a profile are just the people who share at least one parent.

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