The "Associates" section at the bottom of each person's page is for linking people who not related but are associated in some other way. Some examples:
- students / teachers
- military unit members
- musical organizations
- other members of a wagon train
- people in a wedding party
- opponents in duels
- pallbearers at a funeral
Do not use this to relate aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws, and other famly relations, as this would be rather redundant... unless there is something special to add, like being in a wedding party.
Adding an associate:
- Go up to the
menu, to "Add", to "an Associate"
- Enter part or all of the name of the person to link, and a popup window will show possible matches. Find and click the correct person in the list.
- Define a description of how one person is associated to the other. If the same description applies to both (two people who are friends with each other), leave the second description blank, and the same one will apply to both. If the descriptions are different (two people who are an employer and employee), then define both descriptions.
- Select a source.
In the display of the assoicates, clicking the name will take you to that person's record, and that person will also link to previous person.
Any researcher can add relationships for any records, even if not a moderator of those people. Then the person who adds the relationship, in addition to the moderator(s) of either associated person, has the permissions for editing or deleting the link.