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How to enter no children or no marriage

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Re: How to enter no children or no marriage

Posted: 1355068816000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1355081523000
I have a custom fact for notes. I call it Note.

I enter what I know, for example:

"No children" per 1928 Smith genealogy
No children in 1850-1870 census
Found "married" with no spouse 1880 census
Sally showed 0 ch born, 0 ch living in 1900 census

or whatever.

I try to stay clear of saying "no children" as an outright statement because one never knows for sure. This is especially true for

1) children born 1881-1885 who left home by 1900; but also for (missing the 1890 census will haunt us forever)

2) children born to family, wife dies, grandparents raise the child - never found in the census of either parent

3) Child given up by woman for adoption.

4) As for unrecorded children of men... well, that's always an open question - from one night stands to affairs (whether adulterous or not) to whatever.

etc, etc.

So, I try to be specific with what I know.

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