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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!