Accuracy? bio fathers are different than what is on their birth certificate. Bio father known which do I put?

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in Policy and Style by Jodie Smith G2G Crew (640 points)

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Great question Jodie.

Different people handle this different ways.

Since Genealogy really comes down to gene's - DNA -  place the bio father as the father.  This will follow the line back along the bio father's line.  Then Add the adoptive father - or the one on the birth certificate in the bio section with an explanation.

by Mags Gaulden G2G6 Pilot (519k points)
selected by Peter Roberts
Hi Jodie,

There may be a notation or comment or code on the birth certificate to show it was amended & why. If there is obtain a copy of the document relating to the code and that should explain more about the reason for the difference in fathers on the birth certificate. Or if there is a notation put that in the bio section, unless it is really sensitive.

All the best

It would be a bonus. If both. Bio and non-bio father showed in the  tree.

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