My Family Tree supports many types of complex relationships including multiple spouses and complex adoption scenarios. The Edit Relationships panel allows you to view, add and remove relationships as well as edit basic relationship properties.
A full list of relationships is displayed in the relationships panel. The name, start date and status of the relationship is shown. Select a relationship to access any editable information about the relationship. To edit more details on spouse relationships, use the Families view.
Fig 1. The relationships list.
You can add parents, children, siblings, and spouses / partners to the currently selected person. You can also add an unrelated person or create a relationship between two existing people.
To add a person, use the create relationship button in the details sidebar, or right-click a person in the chart. There are lots of choices to cover cases where the sex of the person being added is already known. If you do not yet know the sex, use the sibling, parent, child or, spouse / partner options which allow you to change the sex during input or set the sex as not yet known.
Fig 2. Adding a relationship.
Fig 3. shows the data entry panel used to add a parent. You can choose whether the parent is biological, adoptive, a foster parent, or a guardian when creating the relationship. You can optionally choose a spouse for the parent if the current person already has some parents.
Fig 3. Adding a parent.
Children are added to a person in a similar way to adding the person's parents. You can choose whether the child is biological, adopted, fostered, or under the person's guardianship when creating the relationship. You can choose which parents to add the new child to if the current person already has some spouses.
Adding a spouse / partner
Spouse relationships are created using the "Add spouse / partner" option. You can choose whether the spouse is current / former / divorced etc. before creating the relationship. You can choose which children to add to the new spouse and the current person already has some children.
Sibling relationships are added by creating the necessary parent-child relationships between a sibling's existing biological parents. If the siblings have no biological parents, a common biological parent is added first.
Spouse order is determined automatically from the available relationship dates. If dates are not available, use the "Edit spouse order" button in Person⯈Relationships.
The birth order of children is determined automatically from the available relationship dates. If dates are not available, use the "Edit birth order" button in the Person⯈Details.
Connecting family members
Relationships can be created between two people already present in the tree. Search for the person you want to connect in the list of available people. To filter by sex, right-click and choose from the available options. If applicable, you can optionally create associated spouse, child, or parent relationships at the same time.
Fig 4. Creating relationships between existing people.