The tandem family browse mode displays information about two families. Its main use it to support the family merging operation.The top two panels provide information about the two families you are browsing, and the bottom panel holds the menu of available commands. For example:
father: Thomas Trask WETMORE IV (1) born: 18 December 1949, New London, New London, Connecticut mother: Luann Frances GRENDA (2) born: 10 July 1949, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania married: 1 August 1970, Governors Island, New York, New York child: Anna Vivian WETMORE, b. 1974, Alaska (3) __________________________________________________________________ father: Thomas Trask WETMORE III (6) born: 26 October 1925, New London, New London, Connecticut wife: Joan Marie Hancock (7) born: 6 June 1928, New London, New London, Connecticut married: 5 February 1949, New London, New London, Connecticut child: Thomas Trask WETMORE IV, b. 1949, Conn. (1) __________________________________________________________________ Please choose an operation: e Edit top family f Browse to fathers j Merge bottom to top t Browse to top m Browse to mothers q Return to main menu b Browse to bottom x Switch top/bottom __________________________________________________________________ LifeLines – Two Family Browse Mode
This command lets you edit the top family's record. LifeLines writes the record into a file, and then puts you into an editor to edit that information. When you return from the editor, LifeLines asks you whether you are sure you want to update the family in the database. The family is changed only if you answer yes.
Change to the family browse mode with the top family the current family.
Change to the single family browse mode with the bottom family the current family.
Change to the tandem person mode with the fathers of the two families as the two persons.
Change to the tandem person mode with the mothers of the two families as the two persons.
Swap the two families in the display.
Merge the bottom family into the top family. LifeLines combines the two family records and places you in the screen editor to edit the combined record. When you are done, if you confirm the operation, LifeLines deletes the bottom family from the database, and the top family is given the combined record. See the section on merging.
Return to the LifeLines main menu.