To add a spouse go up to the far right tool bar at the top of the
program, it is titled "Partner", it will bring up a new window with the
name of your person you are wanting to add a spouse to. There will be
blank side where you fill in the "spouses" information. Click on the
piece of paper and pencil icon next to the blank spot, this will open up
another window where you can add a title such as Rev. first name, a nick
name, suffix such as Jr. or Sr. whether it is a birth name, or
whatever, and a maiden name if it is a woman. To add parents use the
"add" button. To add children so that they can be moved if they are
out of order, open the husbands window, and click on the wife's name (or
marriage if you have added that event, this will open a window that says
Children, Events, sources, sttributes, notes, gallery and LDS hit the +
and add childrens names. Hope this helps. Jean
On 9/10/11 3:29 PM, Andrew Hough wrote:
> I hope this is the correct forum to ask these questions. If not, I
> apologise in advance.
> I'm starting to evaluate Gramps as a possible replacement for my two
> Windows based genealogy programmes and I've already run into a few
> little problems. Despite going through the on-line wiki, I cannot find
> answers to the following queries and I would be grateful for any assistance.
> - How do I delete unwanted Gramplets? All I can seem to do is to
> hide/unhide them or go into the appropriate folder and delete them.
> - How do I add a wife?
> - How do I display the wife's married name for events after she has married?
> (An example is probably the best explanation for these two questions.
> Margaret Hoof was born on 11 November 1792 in Shropshire, England. Hence
> I can enter her in the database (db) as such. Gramps assumes her
> preferred name is Hoof. on 9 March 1812, she marries a James Dunning.
> From then on her name is Margaret Dunning. I cannot see how to 'marry'
> her to James (if you see what I mean<g>) or how to change her preferred
> name to Dunning as from 9 March 1812.)
> - Are there any reports which produce what I call a narrative report?
> (I.e., A report written in sentences and paragraphs rather than the
> tabular type of reports that most of the present reports seem to be.) I
> suspect the answer is no as there doesn't seem anywhere I can write an
> event sentence (e.g. "She was born on the 11 November 1792 in
> Shropshire, England." as distinct from "Born 11 November 1792 Shropshire
> I'm looking for what I consider to be an 'event' based programme which
> will allow me to enter events and attach them to none, one or more
> individuals. The programme must also allow me to record extensive notes
> in an "Evidence - Reasoning - Conclusion" model. I've been assured that
> Gramps is generally capable of this approach although I'm struggling to
> fit my date into the programme. I'll continue to study the programme and
> it might all come together.
> Thank you in anticipation
> Andrew Hough
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