Edit families or family related data

Introduction

Site administrators who come direct to kiwitrees without the benefit of ‘learning the ropes’ on PhpGedView often struggle with some basic concepts which are second nature to more experienced ‘hands’. One such issue is the fundamental difference between two terms which sound very similar, ‘family page’ and ‘family tab’.

An individual is normally represented in two or more family groups during their lifetime. All their family relationships are represented on the side-bar on the right of the individual page and they all appear again on the ‘family tab’ page. The ‘family tab’ is a tabbed area of the individual page which can be used, subject to normal editing privileges, to add individuals to the family group, these newly added members can be totally new individuals or already exist in the family hierarchy.

Behind the scenes, kiwitrees creates bi-directional links between the new individual and the family, but these links cannot be maintained from the ‘family tab’ page.

The ‘family page’ is accessed from the ‘Edit family’ link above the relevant family on the ‘family tab’ area; or from the ‘Family …’ link above the relevant family on the right side of the individual page; or from any one of the various “family” links available throughout the system. This page deals with the maintenance of the links between the individuals in a single family group as well as facts and events that are specific to a family group rather than a single individual, and is the place from which these linkages are changed or removed. This image highlights just some such links:

 

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The editing process

  1. Access the ‘family page’ for the family group to be maintained, as described above.
  2. Select the ‘EDIT’ drop down menu from the top-level menu’s, notice the options presented are:
    • CHANGE FAMILY MEMBERS
    • ADD A CHILD TO THIS FAMILY
    • RE-ORDER CHILDREN
    • EDIT RAW GEDCOM RECORD
    • DELETE
    • ADD TO FAVORITES
      Ensure the menu options are as listed, otherwise the ‘family page’ has not been correctly located.
  3. Select the option required from the EDIT drop-down menu
  4. Change the family group as required
  5. Save the changes.


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