#2832 incorrect results with Relationship Chart


On my server I've 512 MB memory limit and 300 seconds exeution time. I've ca. 67,000 individuals in my database. Following problems are:

1.) One of my cousins was not able to find more than one relationship between St. Katharine Mary Drexel and himself in PhpGedview. He could find her as 7th cousin 3x removed, but she is also a 7th cousin 4x removed. Today I made the same calculation, but I got no results.

2.) My cousin can find also 5 blood relationships between his father and him self in Brothers Keeper, but only 2 in PhpGedview and one of those is
incorrect as it shows him as his stepson.

I this a know problem? Can I solve this problem?


  • Stephen Arnold

    Stephen Arnold - 2010-10-04

    Are you saying you have coded a solution? Frankly, the entire calculator needs a rewrite as it is terribly slow and misses some obvious relationships in lieu of more obscure ones. There is a link to find additional relationships, did you see that? however, it often doesn't work.

    Unless you can offer new code to replace the existing function in its entirety or a patch to fix these annoying oversights, it is HIGHLY unlikely that this will be fixed any time soon.

  • Otmar

    Otmar - 2010-10-04

    Sorry, I'm not a programmer. I know this link for additional relationships. I and one of my cousins use "brother keeper" on the computer. With BK we get the right results, but the other relatives get not this results with PhpGedview on my website. That's the problem.

  • Stephen Arnold

    Stephen Arnold - 2010-10-05

    Be sure you UNCHECK the find married relationships box if you seek only BLOOD relations. PGV will find more of them with this box disabled.

  • Otmar

    Otmar - 2010-10-05

    Of course, I know PGV, because I use it for about four years. Of this reason I know that I can uncheck "Check relationships by marriage". The problem is, PGV cannot find the correct blood relationship between two special persons. In one of this cases are father and son multiple related. PGV show only two connections: As father & son and with "Check relationships by marriage"as step father and step son. And the second is not right. In reality are this father and his son blood related in following ways:

    5th cousin, twice removed
    6th cousin
    6th cousin, twice removed
    7th cousin
    7th cousin, twice removed
    8th cousin
    8th cousin, twice removed
    9th cousin
    9th cousin, twice removed
    10th cousin
    BK can show this, but PGV not. Do you understand now?


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