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From: "Paul E. Lawrence" <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Brothers without parents
Date: Mon, 01 Aug 2005 13:59:18 -0500
At 02:36 PM 8/1/2005 -0700, JOHN AMBURGEY wrote:
>How do I show that two males are brothers when I do not have parents for
>them? TMG tells me that without parents I can not show this relationship.
>I have no information on the brothers family except the fact that they are
>brothers. They married sisters in my family line. Do I need to assign them
>"blank" parents? That is the only way I can come up with that allows this,
>but now I have two unrelated "blank" persons in the database.
You need to add one parent...in this case I would add a father with an
unknown given name and the surname of the brothers (unless you have some
good reason to believe their father didn't have the same surname). In
general you are usually safe in adding a father for those individuals where
you need to show a sibling relationship. You are not adding a blank
unrelated person, you are adding a related person with their surname and an
unknown given name which you can fill in later should your research happen
to turn it up.
Paul E. Lawrence
My Lawrence Genealogy web page is located at the following URL:
User of The Master Genealogist (TMG) http://www.whollygenes.com/index.htm
Member of the Roots User Group of Arlington, VA: http://www.rootsusers.org/
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