I am doing quite a bit of work using the England and Wales 1939 Register - Its easy to add the husband and wife together but then I have to do each kid individually - is there a way to add plus check which children of the relationship to add?
Easy when its only one child but some of my family seem to enjoy lots of children
Not sure if you are referencing an add of a fact or a child (a NZ kid? :). The easiest way to add a child is to use the Family View and click “Add child” box. If you want to add a census fact for a family, you can add a Residence (Family) or Census (Family) fact that will include both spouses. Then use the shared feature of the fact (Under Fact Items) to share the event with others (such as the children) who are already in your file.
Aah thank you - took awhile to work it out
A bit fiddly though - could it be added to (family) to be able to add children as well ?
Family facts in RM are not really family facts. They are couple facts. They do not apply to the children. Think marriage or divorce. A family census fact works the same way. In addition to not applying to the children, family facts in a certain sense don’t even apply to the principles to things like a marriage or a divorce. They only apply to the couple as a whole.
For example, narrative reports have four sections for a couple. The first section is the timeline for either the husband or wife. This section will have birth, death, and burial and will NOT have marriage and divorce. The second section is the timeline for the couple as a whole. This section will have marriage and divorce. The third section is the timeline for the other spouse. This section will have birth, death, and burial and will not have marriage and divorce. The fourth section will have a list of the couple’s children.
A typical question or complaint about this system is why isn’t the marriage for a person in the right order - like after birth and before death. But the marriage isn’t really out of order. It’s just in the couple section of the report rather than being in either individual section of the report.
That gets us back to how to enter census. One way is to enter the individual census fact for each person. The other way is to add the individual census fact for the head of household and then to share the census fact for each family member in the census.
Well, you can actually use Census (Family) fact which will apply to the couple and then you can share this fact with each of the children. Such a shared fact will appear in the individual timeline for each child, but it will appear in the couple timeline for the couple rather than appearing in the individual timeline for each spouse.