You will use the browsing modes of LifeLines most of the time. When in these modes you can quickly search for or browse through the persons and families in the database. When you find a person or family you are interested in, you can then edit their records.
The browsing modes also allow you to add new persons and families to the database, add spouses to families, add children to families, swap the order of spouses and children, merge persons and merge families, and perform other operations. The browsing modes also lets you remove spouses from families and remove children from families.
There are six browsing modes. The person and family modes concentrate on a single person and family, respectively. The list mode allows you to browse through a list of persons. The pedigree mode shows a four generation pedigree, the person tandem mode shows two persons at once, and the family tandem mode shows two families at once.