How to create a second spouse or husband
GenoPro can support an unlimited number of spouses and husbands for each
member in the tree. As a convention, the husband is displayed to the left
and the spouse is displayed to the right. In the case of multiple spouses or
husbands, the nearest marriage is always the first marriage.
The first step is to create the the first couple. In this example the
husband has been married multiple times. Select the Husband
and use the
New Mate button or the
Family Wizard button.
Step 1. Select the Husband.
If you repeat this step, a second marriage is created, and the second wife
Husband with 2 wives
The process can be repeated to add a third wife. Each family can be created
individually. You can set the properties for each
A Husband with Multiple Spouses
The sample above shows a man who had three mates. The husband had three
children with the first wife, then divorced. The husband married the second
wife, had one child with her, but no longer lives with her, as he is
currently with someone else.
The second sample below is the same scenario as the first sample, except the
spouse had three mates. She had three children with her first husband and
divorced. The wife married another man, had one child with him and now
lives with someone else. Please notice the oldest child is always at the
left most position of the marriage of the parents. In this sample, the
"Oldest Brother" is older than the twins and the half sister. The "Half
Sister" is the youngest of all the children because she was born during the
A Woman with Multiple Husbands
At any time you can select a marriage or use the Family Wizard
to edit the name of the parent or adding new childs to an union.|
The problem arises when both the husband and wife have multiple
spouses. This sample is the case where Albert had Claire and Julie as wives
and Julie had Bob and Albert as husbands. Julie's first husband was Bob (the
nearest marriage) and Albert's first wife was Claire (the nearest marriage).
Sample of an Extended Family Tree
The story below can be interpreted as follows. Serge married Christiane and
then married Diane (remember, the nearest marriage is always the first
marriage). There is no information about Serge and Christiane's
divorce, however we know they had three children, Evelyne, France and Rmy.
Diane's first husband was Jean-Claude (the nearest marriage), she had two
children with him, Nancy and Martine, and divorced him. Diane married Serge
and had two children with him, Jennifer and Stphanie. By reading the age in
the squares and circles, we can observe the tree is consistent because the
oldest of each family is at the left, followed by the younger siblings.
Since we have three marriages, we have three families and therefore three
oldest "big sisters", Nancy, Evelyne and Jennifer.
Multiple Marriages for Both Parents