Family View

  1. The Family View is where you see the family group record of the highlighted individual.
  2. The field in the upper left-hand corner is called the primary position. The Family View will show you the spouse, parents, and children of the person in the primary position.
  3. You put the spouse in the primary position by clicking on the double-sided arrow in between the primary position and the spouse.
  4. You can put one of the children in the primary position by clicking on the arrow to the left of the child's name.
  5. You can put one of the parents in the primary position by clicking on the arrow to the right of the parent's field.
  6. Any arrow that is filled in black means the line continues to the next generation (or, in the cases of the children, it means the child has a spouse and/or a child).
  7. An arrow that is just an outline means that there is not another generation beyond the current one.
  8. A field that has a black triangle in the upper right-hand corner indicates a note or source for that individual.
  9. A field that has a black square in the upper right-hand corner indicates that a multimedia photo, video clip or sound clip is attached to that individual.
  10. To edit an individual from the Family View, go to Edit > Individual. This will open the Edit Individual field for the highlighted individual.
  11. To edit a marriage from the Family View, go to Edit > Marriage. This will open the Edit Marriage field for the highlighted individual.
  12. To add a new individual, go to Add > ___. Select the relationship of the new individual to the highlighted individual. You can add a spouse, a child, a mother, a father, or another set of parents. This will open a new, blank Edit Individual field.