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So I really need a family tree building program that A: lets me index by associated important event and birthplace and accomplishment/contribution (also powers would be nice), and B: does not have a hissy fit when I tell it that Person A was not romantically-attached to Person B, but they did have a child together, and Person A and Person C *are* romantically-attached, and are Child A's legal parents, even though Person A and Person C are BOTH WOMEN. Because I'm trying for organization here so my brain doesn't twist itself out of existence trying to keep track of people and their parents and spouses and birthdates and crap, and Arrah's granddaughter *is* a lesbian, and they have a daughter and the kid's biological father is the mothers' best friend in the world, and they live together in happiness and political correctness eighty years in the future because THE UNIVERSE IS A LOVING AND BEAUTIFUL PLACE, DAMNIT.

I'm not sure how to do this. I suspect it involves the use of programming code beyond my comprehension. *pouts*

(Yes, I can get around it, by, say, selecting "Sex Unknown" in the Vital Statistics window, but I'm trying to keep accurate records, here, and anyway there's an even chance that if I look later I really might not be able to remember the sex. Also stubborn software makes my brain hurt, and then I yell, and this is supposed to be a FUN AND CREATIVE EXERCISE. >.< Observe:

Me: *obsessively building family trees of fictional people*
*imports gedcom file*
*opens window for Reikenya Kurk*
PROGRAM: Mother-Naomi Hidoko Father-Bastion Kurk
Me: Yay! *adds non-romantic spouse who happens to have caused daughter*
PROGRAM: Link individuals?
Me: Yes.
PROGRAM: Marriage - Husband-Ian Pearson Wife-Reikenya Kurk Status-Unmarried
Me: Um... okay. *adds daughter*
PROGRAM: Daughter-Lily Bico *tries to change her name to Pearson*
Me: *thwap*
PROGRAM: *sulk*
Me: *adds marriage*
PROGRAM: Select individual.
Me: *tries to select Andara Bico*
PROGRAM: YOU CANNOT SELECT A FEMALE AS A HUSBAND OMG THE BLASPHEMY CRIME AGAINST GOD!!
Me: *thwap* EVIL HOMOPHOBIC PROGRAM! THEY ARE IN LOVE!

Yeah. See?)

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kielle
Dec. 7th, 2004 12:26 am (UTC)
I use something called Generations Family Tree by Sierra, and it really doesn't give a crap what I feed into it. :) I just sent you a copy by YouSendIt -- I THINK it'll work as-is, without any other installation, but let me know if not. (Poke me by mail or in my own journal, I may not wander back this way.) I can pack up the other files in the directory if necessary, but I think I've 'ported just that one file over to my laptop and had no problems...
kielle
Dec. 7th, 2004 12:27 am (UTC)
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