JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Treatment of adopted children in family trees #general

Lifshitz-Krams Anne

This question has already been often discussed on this forum, and as I
explained in the paper I published in Avotaynu, the sociological answer is :
it depends on how you define "family" (biologicaly or socialy).
There is also a technical answer : my genealogical software allows
me, for each child, to indicate if he/she is legitimate or not, adopted
etc..., and even to comment. I don't know if it is the case with other
As long as I have included adopted children in my database, I can choose to
print trees with or without them, - or with a special sign or color to
indicate who is illegitimate or who is adopted - according to the purpose of
each tree (social document or biological document).
You can also choose to show who is carrier of a genetical desease if you are
interested in genetics or who is Jewish if you are interested by religion,
or who works in fur industry if you are interested in occupations....
*but the choice is yours * and no one else can decide.
Anne Lifshitz-Krams

Benjamin Karliner < benkarliner@... >

Is it acceptable practice to include a blood relative's adopted child in
one's family tree? I would appreciate any insight on this matter >from our
fellow Genners.

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