Add an Existing Person as a Spouse in Family Tree Maker

Adding a spouse in genealogy software Family Tree Maker is intuitive when it’s a person you haven’t yet added to your tree. What’s not intuitive is how to connect two people who are already in your tree. Take heart though; it’s easy once you know the trick.

The term for linking people in Family Tree Maker is attach. Without knowing that it can be difficult to find the topic in the built-in help index. Looking in the table of contents for “add spouse” will yield instructions for adding a new spouse, but not attaching one. You won’t need the built-in help though because I made a video to show you how it’s done.

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  1. Leslie says

    Thank you for explaining how to attach an existing record on someone to someone else – appreciate your help!

  2. says

    Hooray! Thank you so much–this really helped! I was going crazy trying to figure it out, and your explanation was great.

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