The purpose of this Blog entry is to show how to resolve an "Unknown Spouse" entry in Version 2009 (188.8.131.525) caused be a data entry problem.
While working on the People, Family screen information was being added to a Child, as seen below:
The child is hi-lighted above and note the Right Panel Marriage fact.
In the People, Person screen, there are No Shared Facts.
While entering Dates for this child, the Death Date was entered in the Marriage Date field.
This entry created a Shared Marriage Fact, with [unknown spouse] listed as the name with the Shared Marriage date of 1870.
The "unknown spouse" and date is in the Right Panel as well.
To resolve this, return to the People, Family Screen.
Click on the Add Spouse button, below the focus person and enter a Name. In this Example, "Unkown Spouse" was entered.
Going back to the People, Person screen:
This show the "Unknown Spouse" name as entered in Figure 107.
Just deleting the person will NOT remove the "shared fact". Return to the People, Family screen:
Delete the Marriage Date and answer OK to the Warning Message.
Locate the name used, in the Index (F2) or the Left Panel, in this case "Spouse, Unknown":
Right click on that name and select Delete Person.
Select Yes to the Delete Person Warning Message.