<Parents>

By far, the most important claims in genealogy, and the ones needing the most documentation, are the biological links between children and their parents. Gigatrees5 supports the standard GEDCOM association record ( ASSO ), which allows for attaching sources to relationships. GEDCOM did not define any standard relationship types, so Gigatrees5 supports both Mother and Father. The values are too generic to be translatable, so Gigatrees also supports 3 translatable types, Associated Mother, Associated Father and Parent. Unfortunately, few applications support this GEDCOM record directly, so Gigatrees provides this <Parents> option so that these can be adding using the configuration file.

When sources are provided for child-parent relationships, the Reliability Assessments can be accurately calculated.

Gigatrees:
<Parent> This tag indicates the start of a new parent.
<PersonId> [ ] An individual's names or record id. The name should be unique in your database. All name fields will be searched.
<ParentId> [ ] An parents's names or record id. The name should be unique in your database. All name fields will be searched.
<Relation> [ ] The relationship type.
<SourceId> [ ] A source record id.
Example:
  <Parents>
<Parent> <PersonId> I1 </PersonId> <ParentId> Bob Builder </ParentId> <Relation> father </Relation> <SourceId> S1 </SourceId> </Parent>
<Parent> <PersonId> Jeb Builder </PersonId> <ParentId> Bob Builder </ParentId> <Relation> father </Relation> <SourceId> S100 </SourceId> </Parent>
<Parent> <PersonId> I1 </PersonId> <ParentId> Sue Builder </ParentId> <Relation> mother </Relation> <SourceId> S1 </SourceId> </Parent>
</Parents>