If the Show Title checkbox is checked, the Parent Section will begin with a heading. The default value is checked.
GedSite assigns labels to parent relationships based on codes in the input data.
GedSite supports the GEDCOM Pedigree Linkage Type record:
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 (
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
_FRELlabels the relationship between the father and the child.
_MRELlabels 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
_MREL records including Family Tree Maker, Legacy, and RootsMagic. Family Historian will import
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
INDI.FAMC._PEDI code [(father)|(mother)]
The code may be one of the standard
PEDI codes as well as several others (
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.
INDI.FAMC._PEDI are written under the
INDI record whereas
_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.
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.