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From: "Astrid Kranzbuhler" <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Legitimate vs. illigitimate; was: Copious Ancestors
Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2000 23:44:44 +1100
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I'm confused on what to do and looking for other opinions.
The father's name of the child is entered in the birth records, but I don't
the parents actually did have a
a) 'marriage-like, De facto or whatever you prefer to call it, relationship'
b) 'One-night-stand' or similar 'loose' <g> relationship?
Until we are lucky enough to find someone who cares to
remember or we do find proof, it would only be a
guess. Finding proof could be difficult where common law
marriages weren't recognised under any circumstances. They were then often
severely frowned upon and kept secret wherever possible.
In our families, we found quite a few of these situations (shocking,
isn't it? <VBG>) where I (so far) have no proof other than maybe 'commonly
accepted as true by the
family'. I haven't yet decided on how to handle this whole thing
in TMG with consistency except using memos in each case. Any other
suggestions would be appreciated.
For consistency until proof either way is found:
1. Should those children generally be
entered as legitimate or illegitimate?
2. In my opinion, in case a) a Marriage Group tag for the parents is
appropriate, while in case b) it isn't. Should one be entered or not?
I realise this is really about general genealogy more than TMG, but I would
know how others on the list handle it.
By the way, I love TMG for the flexibility of options like this!
Lee, you wrote:
> Some genealogy programs require a marriage record if there are children of
> that couple. TMG does not. You may wish to include a tag giving the
> characterisation of a relationship, but TMG does not require it. If you
> wish to use a custom tag for this purpose, it may be created in the
> Marriage Tag Group (in which case, the tag is treated like a Marriage tag)
> or in the Other Tag Group.
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