When editing a person, the "Walls" tab allows for flagging the parent, spouse, and child relationships. If a relationship has not been defined, you can flag it as a "Brick Wall". When one has been defined, you can flag it as questionable. Brick Walls
More specifically, this means that you have thoroughly researched the relationship and have no idea who it might be. (How you define "thoroughly" is up to you.) It is not
for when you simply don't know or have not yet researched it.
When this is checked:
- It stops you from being able to add a parent or spouse -- first you have to edit the person to uncheck the brick wall, and then add.
- It stops other people from being able to link a parent or spouse to your person. It seems probable that their relationship is one that you have already seen and believe to be false. So rather than allowing this to be linked, it is hoped you will discuss among yourselves first, and then link when needed.
- It displays on the person's page with a very obvious brick wall graphic to draw the attention of you and anyone else looking at it. Perhaps seeing this will spark more research and collaboration to tear down the wall?
When there is a relationship defined, but you believe it may not be correct, you mark it as questionable. The only difference here is that it shows on the screen in red
to warn passersby. You should add to the general notes information on why you believe this relationship is questionable.Searching and Search Results
Search field options exist for both parents and spouses, for both brick walls and questionable relationships. In search results, these will show for a person's parents. This does not show not for spouses, as there may be multiple spouses for one person.