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How to Add Additional Parents

Author: Reference Number: AA-00248 Views: 13005 Created: 2013-11-07 09:59 AM Last Updated: 2014-02-25 10:27 AM 60 Rating/ 1 Voters
In Legacy you can link an individual to more than one set of parents.  This might happen in the case of an adoption, for example.  You want to track both the biological parents and the adoptive parents.
 

To add an additional set of parents:


1. From the Family View, make sure the individual to whom you want to add parents is in either the Husband or Wife box.

2. Then, from either the Family or Pedigree View, right-click the individual's name and choose Add > Parents from the shortcut menu.  The Parents List is displayed:

3. Click the Add New Parents button.  A new set of parents, each with a name of Unknown is added to the Parents List.

4. Click on the Unknown & Unknown line and then click Add Father.  The Add Husband box appears.

5. Click Add a NEW person if you are adding a father who is not already in the family file, or click Link to an EXISTING person if the father is already in the family file.

6. If adding a NEW person, the Information screen appears, where you can enter his information.  If linking to an existing person, the Name List appears, where you can select the person's name.

7. To add the mother, click Add Mother and follow steps 5 and 6 again.

8. If you would like the new parents displayed on the Family View, highlight their names and click Select.

9. You may also cycle through alternate sets of parents in Family View by clicking in the background to the left of the husband's Parents box or to the right of the wife's Parents box.

 

The Legacy Help file has helpful guidance. Please click on Help on the menu bar and select Show Help Index. Next click on Tutorial Lessons and select from the examples and demos shown. Under Basic, Intermediate and Advanced you will find:

  "How to Unlink or Delete a Child, Spouse or Parent"

  "How to Add Parents" (including additional parents)

  "How to Link in Existing Individuals"

  "How to Add a Child"

  "How to Add Marriage Information"

  "How to Merge Duplicate Individuals"

  "How to Unlink or Delete a Child, Spouse or Parent"

  “How to Rearrange Spouse and Child Orders”

  And more...

When you want to generate book style reports for the biological lineage, be sure to click the Wording 1 tab and adjust the wording for the parents and children to suit your preferences. Also click the Report Options button and on the Include tab select the options you want for Child Status and Child-Parent Relationships.

When doing reports, click on the Report Options button and on the Include tab of the report options screen please check mark “Child Status” and “Child-Parent Relationships.”

The instructions for adding additional parents are in Legacy Help file. Please click on Help on the menu bar and select Show Help Index. Next click on Tutorial Lessons and at the next page select "How to Add Additional Parents."

Additional information (a little dated, but still helpful) can be found in the article "Multiple Parents & Single Parents" in the Help index in Legacy.