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Adding a Spouse in RootsMagic 8

 

There are a couple of different ways you can add a spouse to a person in RootsMagic 8.  The following instructions will show you how.

Adding a spouse through the Edit Person screen

 

Method One-Adding a Spouse through the Edit Person screen.

  1. Open RootsMagic 8
  2. Double click on the name of the person you wish to add a spouse to. This will open them in their Edit Person screen. 
  3. Click on the “+” sign icon at the top of the Edit Person screen. This will take you into the Fact Types list
  4. Click into the search field at the top of the Fact Types list and type “Marriage” then hit enter, or scroll down and look for Marriage in the list and click on it.
  5. This will bring up the Select Spouse screen. Select “Add A New Spouse.”
  6. Then click Ok
  7. This will bring up the Add Spouse screen. Enter as much information as you can for the spouse.
  8. Then click Ok
  9. This will take you back to the Edit Person screen. Enter the marriage date and place information into the corresponding fields along the right side of the Edit Person screen. 
  10. Click on the checkmark icon at the top of the screen to save your changes

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Method Two- Adding a spouse through the Info Box screen

  1. Open RootsMagic 8
  2. Click once on the name of the person you wish to add a spouse to and highlight their name in blue.
  3. Along the left side of your RootsMagic screen click on the spouse tab in the Info Box area
  4. Click on the +Add icon.
  5. This will open the "Add Spouse" screen. 
  6.  Enter as much information as you can for the new spouse.
  7. When finished click on the Ok button
  8. This will take you back to the Edit Person screen. Enter the marriage date and place information into the corresponding fields along the right side of the Edit Person screen. 
  9. Click on the checkmark icon at the top of the screen to save your changes

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