While playing around with the genealogy software Personal Ancestral File (PAF), I accidentally set my sister’s sex to Male. Then, when I went to add a record for her husband, it forced his sex to be Female. I quickly corrected this, but it raised some questions.
What happens when a user of this software encounters a legal same-sex marriage, as happens now in Canada? Is there any genealogy software that supports describing same-sex marriages?
How about marriages of more than two people?
The software enables me to enter both of my father’s marriages, but not mark either of them as being divorced. This might be described as a ‘virtual’ marriage of more than two people, but it would be better to be able to put a divorce date on a marriage record, just to be clear.