I'm relatively new to family research, but have made some significant progress in just a couple years. I'm about to share the body of work with the extended family, but am wondering what's the best way to deal with an out-of-wedlock birth on, say, a standard report without offending anybody. The situation is that everybody in the family knows that this was an out-of-wedlock birth; the father, the mother and the child are all living--the child was just married. The father was never married to the mother. Nobody is ostracized; everybody likes everybody else. The father has since married someone else and has had two children with her.
Still, the software wants to list the father and the first mother as having been married, which they never were. Of course, it's easy to export the report to word processing and modify it, but it's tough to come up with how to phrase it.
The "completist" in me wants to tell it accurately, not break the logic or comprehensiveness of the tree. But I don't want to hurt anybody either.
Surely others have faced this sort of thing. Any ideas?