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

+4 votes
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

1 Answer

+6 votes
Best answer

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 (717k points)
selected by Lianne 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.

Related questions

+3 votes
1 answer
67 views asked May 4, 2019 in The Tree House by Paul Kreutz G2G6 Mach 3 (37.9k points)
+5 votes
2 answers
+1 vote
1 answer
+2 votes
1 answer
144 views asked Jun 15, 2012 in Genealogy Help by Janice Hardin G2G Crew (780 points)
+1 vote
1 answer
59 views asked 12 hours ago in The Tree House by Jill Shaw G2G Rookie (160 points)
+3 votes
1 answer
+3 votes
4 answers

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

disclaimer - terms - copyright