Re: Info in ancestor box in a diagram

Mike Tate

Hello Calista,


  1. It is not advisable to change marriage dates appearing under spouses only.
    The reason becomes clearer if you think about multiple partners and marriages.
    Your immediate relative, whether male or female, is displayed with each of their spouses alongside.
    So it is much clearer if the marriage date is only in each spouse box.
  2. As explained above it is only by chance that there appears to be a gender bias, and I advise you don’t alter that.
  3. To restore the defaults, I suggest you use the Installation Settings buttons described below.
    (If you have a great many customised settings then they can be saved before restoring defaults, and I can explain how if you ask.)
    In the Diagram Window with the Diagram displayed use Diagram > Options command.
    On the General tab click the Installation Settings button.
    On the Text tab, click Edit and then the Installation Settings button.
    That should restore the original settings that you are likely to have changed.


Regards, Mike Tate


From: <> On Behalf Of calistawilliams@...
Sent: 24 April 2020 15:33
Subject: [family-historian] Info in ancestor box in a diagram


Hi there,

I've created a diagram with key information about each ancestor. The root of this tree is a female.

1. The marriage date is only appearing under the spouses names, which is fine but I'm not sure how I set this up or what I would do if I wanted to change it?
2. As a result, the marriage dates appear under all the females except the root female - how do I get it to appear under her name rather than her spouse?
3. While trying to solve this problem, the marriage date for the root person and her spouse has completely disappeared from the diagram and even if I enter the person again it doesn't reappear! How do I get this back? The marriage dates are still there for everyone else on the tree.

Any help would be gratefully received.



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