Adding a new found biological father but keeping the other one on the tree

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I recently discovered my father's dad Donald Harold Carnes wasn't my father's biological father.  His biological father proven through DNA is Dr. Ralph Dale Lambert.  I would like to keep my grandfather Donald on the tree because we may not be blood but he's still my grandfather but would like to add Ralph because he is biologically my grandfather.  Thank you for anyone who can and is willing to help my add that new blood grandfather's branch.

Aimee M Carnes
WikiTree profile: Don Carnes
in Genealogy Help by Aimee Carnes G2G Rookie (220 points)

2 Answers

+6 votes
Best answer

One idea would be to use the Adoption template found here. This does nice job of indicating at the top of the biography section who a persons adoptive parents were. 

It’s great that you’re going out of your way to include the adoptive parents. All too often, especially when it comes to genealogy, those folks who adopt don’t always get their well deserved attention. 

by Alex Stronach G2G6 Pilot (291k points)
selected by Kevin Conroy
+2 votes
Only 1 of each Parent is permitted for each individual and is actually meant for the Biological Parents, but some individuals don't know their biological parents and, understandably so, place the known alternative parents instead.

The only course of action I can recommend to you is to remove the adopted parent first, add the biological parent and then provide the Adopted Parent information (with a link to their profile) within the text/source are below it.

Good Luck!

~Brian Kerr
by Brian Kerr G2G6 Pilot (218k points)

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