How do I record this in my tree?

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i need help regarding Mary Killick ............. I have just found that she married three times.

Her maiden name was MITCHELL born Coulsdon Surrey daughter of Thomas MITCHELL 2nd Dec  1764.

1st husband William ROFFE married 12 Jan 1785

2nd husband James KILLICK married 20 Nov 1793

3rd husband William QUARTERMAIN 9 Oct 1798

How do I record this on my tree?

Over the three husbands she had eleven children all of whom will need to be recorded.

WikiTree profile: Mary Twitchin
in Genealogy Help by Living Twitchin G2G1 (1.3k points)

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I would certainly list her surnames in order. Since it is before 1800 your dilemma is whether to use her maiden name as the search and number index... which is what I would do . Default would be her current or most recent surname. My problem with this is if a search of any of her surnames will bring up her profile... I hope you get a full answer on this because I really want to know more about how the search would find her
by Gloria Lange G2G6 Mach 1 (14.3k points)
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This is the easiest way to do this if you haven’t added the spouses and children yet.  Requires less editing.

On Mary’s  profile page – click the EDIT tab across the top.

Choose add spouse on the right hand side:

Enter the marriage to William ROFFE  (or any one of her spouses, order in not important). 

If you have an ‘end date’ such as a death – include that in his entry.

Save/click the add spouse for Mary at the bottom of William's page.  

Then on Mary's page,  choose add spouse again, and complete your entry for  James KILLICK.
Save the 2nd spouse.  Then on Mary's page, choose add spouse again and add her 3rd husband.

Now when you add the children you would do it from the HUSBAND’s page.

Open William Roffe’s profile.  Click EDIT at the top.  Choose add child on the right.

Enter the child’s data on the screen.

At the very bottom there should be a box to check that says:

“ Mary Killick is the other parent.”   Make sure that is checked.

Then click on  Add a child for William Roffe.

Continue add children until you complete Roffe’s children.

Then open the 2nd spouse and do the same adding his children.

Then do the 3rd spouse.

To see your results, once you are done:  Open Mary’s profile.  Across the top Click on the Family Tree  Tab.  Then on the quick links  (line just below the top tabs) choose   Family Group

That page will show Mary with each spouse separately, and the corresponding children, which is the easiest way I find to check I’ve gotten all of them in, and with the correct parent! But not necessary to do.

If you make an error at any time, it’s fixable.  Just go to a profile where a mistake occurred  - example incorrect child added.   From the child’s page – you can edit the parent; from the parents page you can edit the child by clicking those add/edit items on the right.  Once the profile page needing correction comes up, just pay particular attention to the check boxes at the bottom and check or un-check the correct boxes.

Alternatively, once you add the first spouse, you can simply add children under his name, then add the second spouse and add his children etc.

If you choose to add a child from Mary's page, then at the bottom once all three spouses are entered - you will have to check the correct one that says  xxxx is the other parent  because all three husbands will be listed. 

Take your time, it's not difficult, just a little tedious.  And remember, there are always buttons for Remove a Parent, Remove a Child, Remove a Sibling if you make a mistake.  I have had to use them myself!

Good Luck

by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (891k points)

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