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Muslim / custom relationship events

Posted: 1379459195000
Classification: Marriage
Hi all at!

I recently discovered this site (migrated from Geni) and am really loving it.

I think it is great that there is such a long list of events, including things like Bar Mitzahs, Confirmations, etc. It would be really nice, however, if the two main Islamic marriage ceremonies (which are usually held on different days) could be included:

Nikah ( = 'Marriage Contract')
Walima ( = 'Wedding Banquet')

These are universal terms, used by Muslims all around the globe. Also, a 'Marriage Registration' event would be good, as often Muslims will choose to do this on a separate (third) date.

Or, another solution, perhaps easier and more flexible, would be to extend the 'Custom Event' system with the possibility of creating your own custom relationship events as well.

P.S. Other major Islamic rites to add would be Janaza (Funeral Prayer) and Aqiqa (an after birth ceremony, typically held a week after the baby is born).

Re: Muslim / custom relationship events

Posted: 1379468324000
Classification: Query
These are great suggestions, but don't hold your breath waiting. There have been lots of requests for added Standard events, including added marriage-related items.

The problem with "custom" events is that they *never* link persons in relationships. So I can create a custom event of Marriage Intention (which might be recorded in a New England Town Clerk's record book), but the 2 parties would not be linked, and the Custom Event needs to be created for each person.

The Tree program has strengths and weaknesses. But it will never have in-depth capabilities of genealogical programs designed for the home computer. Some of the latter allow creating customized events as new standard for your own use (with their own GEDCOM tags). Some such programs designed in Europe might be even more flexible. This sort of feature will not be available in internet-hosted tree programs for the foreseeable future.

You might want to take a look at program evaluations by Tamura Jones on his blog:
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