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Nancy Reese
25 August 2018, 12:35 AM
Hello does anyone else find it odd that, in Family Group Sheets, spouses of children have no birth-death dates but children of children do? Here is an example:

1 F: Ellen C. Pearl
Birth: 10 Aug 1854 New York
Death: 18 May 1883 Minnesota
Spouse: Peter Nelson
Marriage: 17 Nov 1870, Stearns Co., MN
Children: Arthur E. (~1874-)
Louise E (~1876-)
Pearl Irene (~1879-)

Or maybe I just haven't found the toggle to turn this feature on. Any assistance is appreciated!

Bob White
26 August 2018, 11:04 AM
Normally, these dates show. Does your Peter Nelson have valid dates posted on his Reunion family card? I've attached an example of what one should see if all dates are valid and present.

Nancy Reese
26 August 2018, 06:34 PM
Thanks for your response. Your example does not show any spouses of children.

Peter is the spouse of child 1 (Ellen). Their children have b-d years but Peter does not.

And yes, Peter has valid dates in Reunion.

Bob White
26 August 2018, 08:46 PM
My apologies. The way that I interpreted your original message, I thought that you were concerned about the "main" spouses dates which were missing in your example. That being said.....

Over the years, I have used, explored, etc... most of the genealogy apps available for Macs. As best that I recall, none show the children's spouses on a Family Group Sheet -- as a default.

However, in Reunion and others, you can customize the report. Suggest that you read up on Family Group Sheet in the Help file to see just what fields can be added.

Blaise A. Darveaux
27 August 2018, 07:38 PM
The two examples are confusing me. They both seem to be showing a Family Group Sheet. The Reunion Manual implies that a Family Group Sheet is of two generations, typically a husband, wife, and their children.

So if Ellen C. Pearl is a child on the Family Group Sheet, none of her children should be showing - they would be on another Family Group Sheet where Ellen is the mother and Peter is the father.

Be that as it may, my confusion notwithstanding, the addition of Peter's birth-death dates doesn't seem to be possible. The example in the manual does not show dates for the spouse of the children. I went to the Define Family Group Sheet Layouts panel and did not find a way of adding those dates. You can customize the fields you want for Person, Family, Children, Children Family, but not for Children Spouse.

Maybe this is something for the wish list?

Nancy Reese
28 August 2018, 09:32 PM
Reunion gives you the option of listing children of children on a family group sheet. Yes, the children's spouses b-d is probably something for the wish list. I just wanted to make sure I wasn't overlooking something first.

Thanks for everyone's feedback.