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= How do I add a spouse to a person? =
 
= How do I add a spouse to a person? =
  
GRAMPS views a family as a relationship between two people. This relationship could be ''Married'', ''Unmarried'',
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Gramps views a family as a relationship between two people. This relationship could be ''Married'', ''Unmarried'',
''Civil Union'', or ''Unknown''. The two principle people are labeled as ''Father'' and ''Mother''. However, these can be used to handle childless couples, couples with children, or even same-sex partners. A person can have multiple partners, but each is listed in a different Family.
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''Civil Union'', or ''Unknown''. The two principal people are labeled as ''Father'' and ''Mother''. However, these can be used to handle childless couples, couples with children, or even same-sex partners. A person can have multiple partners, but each is listed in a different Family.
  
 
Partners are added using the Edit Family form. You can bring up this form from two different views - the Relationship View and the Family List View.
 
Partners are added using the Edit Family form. You can bring up this form from two different views - the Relationship View and the Family List View.
  
 
== Bringing up the Edit Family form from the Relationship View ==
 
== Bringing up the Edit Family form from the Relationship View ==
[[Image:Hdi addspouse01.png|right|thumb|500px]]
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[[File:HowDoI-AddSpouse-example1-50.png|right|thumb|500px]]
  
 
To add a partner to ''John Smith'' from the Relationship View, make sure that ''John Smith'' is the active person and switch to Relationship View.
 
To add a partner to ''John Smith'' from the Relationship View, make sure that ''John Smith'' is the active person and switch to Relationship View.
  
Your screen should look something like what is below:
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Your screen should look something like the screenshot.
 
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Click on the {{man button|Add Partner}} button (in some earlier releases of GRAMPS, this button was labeled as '''Add Relationship'''). This will bring up the Edit Family form with ''John Smith'' listed as the Father in the family. Had the active person been a female, the person would have been listed as the Mother in the family. The Edit Family form can be seen below.
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Click on the {{man button|Add a new family with person as parent}} button(Highlight in yellow above). This will bring up the Edit Family form with ''John Smith'' listed as the Father in the family. Had the active person been a female, the person would have been listed as the Mother in the family. The Edit Family form is shown in the screenshot.
  
[[Image:Hdi addspouse02.png]]
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[[File:HowDoI-AddSpouse-example2-50.png|right|thumb|500px]]
  
Once the Edit Family form is displayed, you can add the partner by clicking one of the two buttons next to the Mother. The first button will allow you to select a person who is already in the database, and the second button will allow you to add a person who is not already in the database.
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Once the Edit Family form is displayed, you can add the partner by clicking one of the two buttons next to the Mother. The first button will allow you to select a person who is already in the Family tree, and the second button will allow you to add a new person who is not already in the Family tree.
  
[[Image:Hdi addspouse03.png]]
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[[File:HowDoI-AddSpouse-example3-50.png|right|thumb|500px]]
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== Alternate Method ==
 
== Alternate Method ==
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==Screencasts==
 
==Screencasts==
* [[Media:Edit_family_from_pedigree_view.ogg|Edit family (parents, children, siblings) from Pedigree View]]
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* [[Media:Edit family from pedigree view Gramps 3.2.5.ogg|Edit family (parents, children, siblings) from Pedigree View]]
* [[Media:Add_family_from_pedigree_view.ogg|Add family (parents, children, siblings) from Pedigree View]]
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* [[Media:Add_family_from_pedigree_view_Gramps_3.2.5.ogg|Add family (parents, children, siblings) from Pedigree View]]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 00:22, 14 December 2017

How do I add a spouse to a person?

Gramps views a family as a relationship between two people. This relationship could be Married, Unmarried, Civil Union, or Unknown. The two principal people are labeled as Father and Mother. However, these can be used to handle childless couples, couples with children, or even same-sex partners. A person can have multiple partners, but each is listed in a different Family.

Partners are added using the Edit Family form. You can bring up this form from two different views - the Relationship View and the Family List View.

Bringing up the Edit Family form from the Relationship View

HowDoI-AddSpouse-example1-50.png

To add a partner to John Smith from the Relationship View, make sure that John Smith is the active person and switch to Relationship View.

Your screen should look something like the screenshot.
Click on the Add a new family with person as parent button(Highlight in yellow above). This will bring up the Edit Family form with John Smith listed as the Father in the family. Had the active person been a female, the person would have been listed as the Mother in the family. The Edit Family form is shown in the screenshot.

HowDoI-AddSpouse-example2-50.png


Once the Edit Family form is displayed, you can add the partner by clicking one of the two buttons next to the Mother. The first button will allow you to select a person who is already in the Family tree, and the second button will allow you to add a new person who is not already in the Family tree.

HowDoI-AddSpouse-example3-50.png


Alternate Method

You can also add a partner to a person from the Family List View. Select the Family List View, and click on the Add button in the toolbar. This will bring up the Edit Family form with no people selected. In this case you must add both the father (John Smith) and the partner.

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