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Overview

The Parent Section item in the Person Entry list controls where the Parent Section appears in the person entry and whether or not the title is shown.

Properties

Show Title

If the Show Title checkbox is checked, the Parent Section will begin with a heading. The default value is checked.

Parent Relationships

GedSite assigns labels to parent relationships based on codes in the input data.

GedSite supports the GEDCOM Pedigree Linkage Type record:

INDI.FAMC.PEDI code

Unfortunately, that record sets a parent relationship label for both parents, and not one or the other. It also has only a small set of values (adopted, birth, foster, sealing).

Due to the limitations described above, several applications use custom records to describe other relationships, such as step children, and parent relationships that differ for the mother and father, for example, birth mother and step father.

GedSite supports the following custom records written by several applications:

FAM.CHIL._FREL code
FAM.CHIL._MREL code
  • _FREL labels the relationship between the father and the child.
  • _MREL labels the relationship between the mother and the child.
  • The codes may be different, such as occurs when a step-father is married to the birth mother of a child.
  • The application may write one, both, or neither of the records.

Several applications export _FREL and _MREL records including Family Tree Maker, Legacy, and RootsMagic. Family Historian will import FAM.CHIL._FREL and FAM.CHIL._MREL records but it does not export them.

GedSite supports a custom record written by Family Historian that is similar to the standard PEDI record:

INDI.FAMC._PEDI code [(father)|(mother)]

The code may be one of the standard PEDI codes as well as several others (step, de facto, illegitimate). The value includes an optional suffix that indicates whether the code applies only to the father or only to the mother. Family Historian uses the standard PEDI record for standard codes that apply to both parents, and uses its custom _PEDI record for other cases.

Note that INDI.FAMC.PEDI and INDI.FAMC._PEDI are written under the INDI record whereas FAM.CHIL._MREL and _FREL are written under the FAM record. The latter is more logical.

When reading a TMG project, GedSite uses the name of the parent-child relationship tag to assign a code. The Aliases column in the table below includes TMG Tag Type names as aliases for the codes used in GEDCOM files.

If there is no parent relationship code in the input file, GedSite uses the standard labels defined in the Person Entry Strings and Children Strings sections.

Users may customize the labels used in the site. See the Parent Relationship Strings section.

GedSite ignores the relationship label when the code is "birth" and the relationship is primary.

Parent Relationship Codes

GedSite recognizes the following parent relationship codes. Several codes found in some genealogy data are treated as aliases as shown in the table. The default labels for US English are shown in the labels columns.

Code Aliases Labels
adopted adopted

TMG: -Ado
TMG: -Adopted
Adoptive Father
Adoptive Mother
Adoptive Parent
Adopted Son
Adopted Daughter
Adopted Child
birth birth
biological
natural

TMG: -bio
TMG: -biological
Birth Father
Birth Mother
Birth Parent
Birth Son
Birth Daughter
Birth Child
candidate candidate

TMG: -can
TMG: -candidate
Father Candidate
Mother Candidate
Parent Candidate
Son Candidate
Daughter Candidate
Child Candidate
foster foster

TMG: -fst
TMG: -foster
Foster Father
Foster Mother
Foster Parent
Foster Son
Foster Daughter
Foster Child
godparent godparent
god
godfather
godmother

TMG: -god
TMG: -godparent
Godfather
Godmother
Godparent
Godson
Goddaughter
Godchild
guardian guardian Male Guardian
Female Guardian
Parent Guardian
Male Ward
Female Ward
Ward
illegitimate illegitimate Father
Mother
Parent
Illegitimate Son
Illegitimate Daughter
Illegitimate Child
other other
de facto

TMG: -oth
TMG: -other
Father
Mother
Parent
Son
Daughter
Child
private private Father
Mother
Parent
Son
Daughter
Child
related related Father
Mother
Parent
Son
Daughter
Child
sealing sealing Sealing Father
Sealing Mother
Sealing Parent
Sealed Son
Sealed Daughter
Sealed Child
step step

TMG: -ste
TMG: -step
Step-father
Step-mother
Step-parent
Step-son
Step-daughter
Step-child
unknown unknown

TMG: -unk
TMG: -unknown
Father
Mother
Parent
Son
Daughter
Child
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