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When cousins marry each other (a long time ago!) the tree doesn't form a circle.

+6 votes
When cousins marry (in the 1800s before you judge me!), the tree doesn't connect the two in part of a 'circle' or loop, (formed by the cousins/spouses, their parents and their grandparents), which would display the information most clearly. Instead, it shows the cousins twice, but with the word 'Duplicate' on their squares.

This makes for confusing reading and surely would not be difficult to fix. This problem gets quite prevelent as the tree goes back more than a few hundred years, so please could it be looked into? A loop would display the information much more clearly.

Many thanks!
asked Mar 10, 2015 by p.mcallister (15,940 points)

1 Answer

+3 votes
A loop would not neccessarily be easy to make, especially since some trees such as my own have multiple instances of loops. I can trace multiple ways back to the same ancestor around 12 generations ago, however the generation count isn't the same both ways.
answered Mar 12, 2015 by onegodoneloveoneway (480 points)
This is exactly why the relationships aren't drawn as loops which could lead to lines crossing.

The 'duplicate' box indicates that there are two different relationships between the person selected and the relative that shows twice. There is still only one set of information stored for each individual.