Change household record relationship from "other" to "spouse"

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Change household record relationship from "other" to "spouse"

Postby troyflake » Sun Jun 26, 2016 12:46 pm

There is a household where the wife appears as "other" rather than 'spouse." Their marriage information is accurate and up to date, but I cannot figure out how to edit the relationship. Any ideas? Thanks.

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Re: Change household record relationship from "other" to "spouse"

Postby russellhltn » Sun Jun 26, 2016 1:18 pm

The distinction between the two is made at the time to person is added to the household. I'd imagine it's based on the spouse information matching added member.

You can try remove the wife to her own household and add her back in. If she is still listed as "other", then something about the marriage information isn't matching. In the case of members, I think it's more than just the information has to be correct, but the MRN has to match. (So you might be dealing with a wife with a duplicate record - the record you have isn't the one the HoH is married to.)
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