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= How do I add a child to a Person or Family? =
 
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== Adding a child from the Relationship View ==
 
== Adding a child from the Relationship View ==
 
  
 
A child may be added to a family in several ways, depending on the context.
 
A child may be added to a family in several ways, depending on the context.
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You may either add the Active Person as a child of a new family, or as the child of an existing family.  
 
You may either add the Active Person as a child of a new family, or as the child of an existing family.  
  
To add the Active Person as a child of a new family, select the {{man button|Add New Parents}} button from the toolbar (in older versions of GRAMPS, this button was simply called ''Add'').  This will bring up a new Edit Family form with the Active Person listed as a child. You can then add parents by selecting existing people from the database or by creating new people.
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To add the Active Person as a child of a new family, select the {{man button|Add New Parents}} button from the toolbar (in older versions of Gramps, this button was simply called ''Add'').  This will bring up a new Edit Family form with the Active Person listed as a child. You can then add parents by selecting existing people from the database or by creating new people.
  
To add the Active Person as a child of an existing family, select the {{man button|Add Existing Parents}} button from the toolbar (in older versions of GRAMPS, this button was simply called ''Share''). This will allow you to select an existing family, and adds the Active Person as a child of that family.
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To add the Active Person as a child of an existing family, select the {{icon|share}}{{man button|Add Existing Parents}} button from the toolbar (in older versions of Gramps, this button was simply called ''Share''). This will allow you to select an existing family, and adds the Active Person as a child of that family.
  
 
=== Adding a Person as a Child of the Active Person ===
 
=== Adding a Person as a Child of the Active Person ===
  
You may add a child to a family in which the Active Person is a parent in one of two ways. If the family already exists, then it will appear in the {{man label|Family}} section of the display. Click on the {{man label|edit}} icon, and the exiting family will be displayed in the Edit Family form.
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You may add a child to a family in which the Active Person is a parent in one of two ways. If the family already exists, then it will appear in the {{man label|Family}} section of the display. Click on the {{man button|{{icon|stock_edit}} Edit}} icon, and the exiting family will be displayed in the Edit Family form.
  
If the family to which you want to add a child is not displayed, then you should select the {{man button|Add Partner}} button (in older versions of GRAMPS, this button was simply called {{man label|Spouse}}). This will display an Edit Family form in which the Active Person is listed as either the father or the mother. At this point, you may add children and/or a spouse.
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If the family to which you want to add a child is not displayed, then you should select the {{man button|Add Partner}} button (in older versions of Gramps, this button was simply called {{man label|Spouse}}). This will display an Edit Family form in which the Active Person is listed as either the father or the mother. At this point, you may add children and/or a spouse.
  
 
== Adding a child from the Family View ==
 
== Adding a child from the Family View ==
[[image:edit-rel.png|right|thumb|250px| Family view]]
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[[File:FamilyEditor-dialog-example-50.png|right|thumb|450px| Family Editor from Family view]]
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If you wish to add a child to an existing family from the Family View, find the Family in the displayed list. You may either select the family by clicking on the {{icon|stock_edit}}{{man button|Edit}} button in the toolbar, or double-clicking on the family in the list. This will display the Edit Family form for this person. At this point, you may add the child.
  
If you wish to add a child to an existing family from the Family View, find the Family in the displayed list. You may either select the family by clicking on the {{man button|Edit}} button in the toolbar, or double-clicking on the family in the list. This will display the Edit Family form for this person. At this point, you may add the child.
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If you wish to add a child to a new family (a family that does not yet exist in the database), click on the {{icon|stock_add}}{{man button|Add}} button on the toolbar. This will bring up an Edit Family form. On this form, you may add new parents and children with the {{icon|stock_add}}{{man button|Add a new person as the father/mother}} buttons at the right of the labels for either parent or the {{icon|stock_add}}{{man button|Create a new person and add the child to the family}} button in toolbar below the Children tab.  
  
If you wish to add a child to a new family (a family that does not yet exist in the database), click on the {{man button|Add}} button on the toolbar. This will bring up an Edit Family form. On this form, you may add parents and children.
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To add an existing person to a blank spot, use the use the {{icon|share}}Share button in the appropriate section of the Family Editor dialog.
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{{man tip| 1=Adding existing Persons more efficiently|2=To add existing Persons, you ''could'' use the {{icon|share}}Share buttons to find and select each, one by one.  But when adding more than one existing person to a Family, it is more efficient to switch to the People view after using the {{icon|stock_add}}{{man button|Add a new family}} button in the Family View [[Gramps_{{man version}}_Wiki_Manual_-_Main_Window#Toolbar|toolbar]].  You can find and drag each Person to the appropriate spot in the New Family dialog. This saves the time that the People Selector would need to populate the list for '''''each''''' added person. <br /><br />Using [[Gramps_{{man version}}_Wiki_Manual_-_Navigation#Using_the_Clipboard|clipboard]] or the [[Gramps_{{man version}}_Wiki_Manual_-_Gramplets#Session_Log|Session Log]] history can also use [https://wikipedia.org/wiki/Drag_and_drop drag and drop] to improve the efficiency of adding recently accessed Persons.}}
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= How do I add twins/triplets/etc? =
 
= How do I add twins/triplets/etc? =
When you look at the list of children in a family, those with the same birthdate are obviously twins.  But if you don't know the birthdate, or only know the year, you need some other way to indicate the relationship.  You can do this by having them share a single birth event.
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When you look at the list of children in a family, those with the same birth-date are obviously twins.  But if you don't know the birth-date, or only know the year, you need some other way to indicate the relationship.  You can do this by having them share a single birth event.
  
Take for example, the twins Thomas and Peter.  When you create the Birth event for Thomas, make the {{man label|Description}} say "Birth of Thomas and Peter".  Then add a reference to that same event to Peter's event list, either by drag and drop, or by using the {{man button|Share an existing event}} button.  Set the {{man label|Role}} for that event for both people to "Primary".
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Take for example, the twins Thomas and Peter.  When you create the Birth event for Thomas, make the {{man label|Description}} say "twin births of Thomas and Peter".  Then add a reference to that same event to Peter's event list, either by ''[https://wikipedia.org/wiki/Drag_and_drop drag and drop]'', or by using the {{man button|Share an existing event}} button. Then set the shared Role to "''[[Gramps_Glossary#primary|Primary]]''"{{man tip|Manually set [[Gramps_Glossary#event_role|Roles]] for shared Events|It is important to set the {{man label|Role}} for shared events. When adding a new Event to a Person, Gramps assumes the person will play a "''Primary''" Role and guesses that by default. However, the Role cannot be guessed for participants in a shared Events and defaults to "''[[Gramps_Glossary#unknown|Unknown]]''". Non-primary participants of a Birth event might include a midwife, doctor, birthing coach... but the Role should never be left as  "''Unknown''". <br /><br />Be certain to set the Role to "''Primary''" each time a Birth event is shared for multiple births.}}
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Now when you view the event list for either Thomas or Peter, you will see the {{man label|Description}} reminding you that they are twins.  And as you add details (such as birth date or place) to the birth event for either of them, those details will automatically display for the other as well.
  
Now when you view the event list for either Thomas or Peter, you will see the {{man label|Description}} reminding you that they are twins.  And as you add details such as birth date to the birth event for either of them, those details will automatically display for the other as well.
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You can search for shared births by using a custom filter with the Events [[Gramps_{{man version}}_Wiki_Manual_-_Filters#Events_Category_2|General rules]] ''Events with the particular type'' (where the type is ''birth'') in combination with ''Events with a reference count of <count>'' (where count is greater than 1) and where all rules apply. You can also use the '''Families with twins''' rule in a Family custom filter.
  
= Adding other informations =
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= Adding other information =
== Adding an occupation or other special informations ==
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== Adding an occupation or other special information ==
It is sometimes indicated in old documents that the person's activity was brewer, nails maker, woodchopper, etc.  Edit the person and select the Attribute Tab. There add a new Attribute to add & select the wished information.  Type what you want to add.  
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It is sometimes indicated in old documents that the person's activity was brewer, nails maker, woodchopper, etc.  You might add a [[Events_in_Gramps#Vocational|Vocational Event]] and include this as part of the description in the person's  event. Alternately, you could make this an [[Gramps_{{man version}}_Wiki_Manual_-_Entering_and_editing_data:_detailed_-_part_3#Attributes|Attribute]]: select the Attribute Tab, add a new Attribute, and type the desired information.
  
 
== Related articles ==
 
== Related articles ==
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*[[Add a godfather-godmother]]
 
*[[Add a godfather-godmother]]
 
*[[Add a witness]]
 
*[[Add a witness]]
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* [[Media:Edit family from pedigree view Gramps 3.2.5.ogg|Edit 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 18:33, 3 March 2021

How do I add a child to a Person or Family?

Children are not added to a Person. Children are added to a Family. A Child may belong to more than one family.

Adding a child from the Relationship View

A child may be added to a family in several ways, depending on the context.

The Relationship View displays the active person. From this View, you may:

  • Add the active person as a child of a family
  • Add another person as a child of one of the families in which the active person is a parent

Adding the Active Person as a Child in a family

You may either add the Active Person as a child of a new family, or as the child of an existing family.

To add the Active Person as a child of a new family, select the Add New Parents button from the toolbar (in older versions of Gramps, this button was simply called Add). This will bring up a new Edit Family form with the Active Person listed as a child. You can then add parents by selecting existing people from the database or by creating new people.

To add the Active Person as a child of an existing family, select the STOCK_INDEX (used for share)Add Existing Parents button from the toolbar (in older versions of Gramps, this button was simply called Share). This will allow you to select an existing family, and adds the Active Person as a child of that family.

Adding a Person as a Child of the Active Person

You may add a child to a family in which the Active Person is a parent in one of two ways. If the family already exists, then it will appear in the Family section of the display. Click on the STOCK_EDIT Edit icon, and the exiting family will be displayed in the Edit Family form.

If the family to which you want to add a child is not displayed, then you should select the Add Partner button (in older versions of Gramps, this button was simply called Spouse). This will display an Edit Family form in which the Active Person is listed as either the father or the mother. At this point, you may add children and/or a spouse.

Adding a child from the Family View

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Family Editor from Family view

If you wish to add a child to an existing family from the Family View, find the Family in the displayed list. You may either select the family by clicking on the STOCK_EDITEdit button in the toolbar, or double-clicking on the family in the list. This will display the Edit Family form for this person. At this point, you may add the child.

If you wish to add a child to a new family (a family that does not yet exist in the database), click on the STOCK_ADDAdd button on the toolbar. This will bring up an Edit Family form. On this form, you may add new parents and children with the STOCK_ADDAdd a new person as the father/mother buttons at the right of the labels for either parent or the STOCK_ADDCreate a new person and add the child to the family button in toolbar below the Children tab.

To add an existing person to a blank spot, use the use the STOCK_INDEX (used for share)Share button in the appropriate section of the Family Editor dialog.

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Adding existing Persons more efficiently

To add existing Persons, you could use the STOCK_INDEX (used for share)Share buttons to find and select each, one by one. But when adding more than one existing person to a Family, it is more efficient to switch to the People view after using the STOCK_ADDAdd a new family button in the Family View toolbar. You can find and drag each Person to the appropriate spot in the New Family dialog. This saves the time that the People Selector would need to populate the list for each added person.

Using clipboard or the Session Log history can also use drag and drop to improve the efficiency of adding recently accessed Persons.


How do I add twins/triplets/etc?

When you look at the list of children in a family, those with the same birth-date are obviously twins. But if you don't know the birth-date, or only know the year, you need some other way to indicate the relationship. You can do this by having them share a single birth event.

Take for example, the twins Thomas and Peter. When you create the Birth event for Thomas, make the Description say "twin births of Thomas and Peter". Then add a reference to that same event to Peter's event list, either by drag and drop, or by using the Share an existing event button. Then set the shared Role to "Primary".

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Manually set Roles for shared Events

It is important to set the Role for shared events. When adding a new Event to a Person, Gramps assumes the person will play a "Primary" Role and guesses that by default. However, the Role cannot be guessed for participants in a shared Events and defaults to "Unknown". Non-primary participants of a Birth event might include a midwife, doctor, birthing coach... but the Role should never be left as "Unknown".

Be certain to set the Role to "Primary" each time a Birth event is shared for multiple births.

Now when you view the event list for either Thomas or Peter, you will see the Description reminding you that they are twins. And as you add details (such as birth date or place) to the birth event for either of them, those details will automatically display for the other as well.

You can search for shared births by using a custom filter with the Events General rules Events with the particular type (where the type is birth) in combination with Events with a reference count of <count> (where count is greater than 1) and where all rules apply. You can also use the Families with twins rule in a Family custom filter.

Adding other information

Adding an occupation or other special information

It is sometimes indicated in old documents that the person's activity was brewer, nails maker, woodchopper, etc. You might add a Vocational Event and include this as part of the description in the person's event. Alternately, you could make this an Attribute: select the Attribute Tab, add a new Attribute, and type the desired information.

Related articles

Screencasts