New: Add Relationship Data Faster in the Family Tree

Posted September 19, 2019 by Amanda | One Comment

Over the years, many users have requested the ability to add marriage and divorce dates and locations while adding new profiles to the family tree. Today we are excited to finally fulfill this request!

New: Add Relationship Data Faster in the Family Tree

New marriage and divorce sections in the add profile form

Previously, a spouse had to be added to the tree first before marriage or divorce information could be entered. After the spouse was added, you were required to edit the profile again to update the marriage and/or divorce information via the Relationship tab. It was a tedious process and slowed down work in the tree.

Now when you add a new spouse to the tree, you will be able to easily add marriage and divorce information right away, saving you valuable time while building the family tree.

When you add a new spouse to the tree, you will initially see the same add profile form. Choose the correct relationship you want to add from the Relationship dropdown. You will also be asked to confirm if the new partner is the parent of any existing children in the tree.

New: Add Relationship Data Faster in the Family Tree

Form for adding a new partner to the tree

Scroll down the form to see a new section below the “Occupation” field titled “Marriage Date and Location.” If you are adding a spouse, you may now enter the marriage date and location immediately.

New: Add Relationship Data Faster in the Family Tree

Marriage date and location fields when adding a new spouse

If you are adding an ex-spouse, then you will also see additional fields to input the divorce date and location.

New: Add Relationship Data Faster in the Family Tree

Additional fields appear when adding an ex-spouse

For engaged couples, you will see the option to add a wedding date and location. If you later update the relationship status to “wife” or “husband,” the label for the wedding date and location will automatically become the marriage date and location.

New: Add Relationship Data Faster in the Family Tree

Wedding date and location fields for engaged couples

If you want to edit the marriage/divorce information in the tree later, you may still find it by clicking on the edit icon in the tree or “Edit” in the side panel and select the Relationships tab.

New: Add Relationship Data Faster in the Family Tree

Relationship tab in the edit form

Now adding relationship information is faster than ever. Try it out now and let us know what you think!

Post written by Amanda

Amanda is the Marketing Communications Manager at Geni. If you need any assistance, she will be happy to help!

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  • Wonsx

    Hey, I noticed this function the other day. It’s very practical!