How can I show more than one relationship between the same two people?

If you have two people who are related in multiple ways within the same blood tree (i.e. first cousins who are also married), we call these types of relationships "Cycles" on Geni.

To create a Cycle in the Flash version of the tree, please follow these steps:
(for steps using the HTML version of the tree please see below):

  1. Click 'More' on the node you would like to connect

    Creating_a_cycle_-_more.png
     
  2. Next, click on ‘Move this Person.’ 

    Creating_a_cycle_-_move_this_person.png
     
    This will add the node to the 'MapThese People' tray, found on the side of your Tree view. 
     
    creating_a_cycle_-_map_these_people.png
     
  3. Then drag the node onto the second person to whom he or she is related and select the appropriate relationship.

    Creating a cycle - drag and drop.png
  4. And you're done! You will see a green x2 symbol at the bottom left corner that indicates the node is a part of a cycle. Click on it to view the node's other position in the tree.

    Creating_a_cycle_-_x2.png

For information on how to remove a cycle, see this FAQ: How do I remove a Cycle?

To create a Cycle in the HTML version of the tree, please follow these steps:
(for steps using the Flash version of the tree please see above)

  1. Click or tap on the node of the person you would like to move to reveal the side panel. In the panel, click or tap "More" and select "Move Profile". 
    HTML-side-panel.png

  2.  This will add the node to the tray titled "Map These People". Navigate to the correct position in the tree where the person should be. 
    HTML-map-tray.png
    Then drag and drop the node on top of its related family member in the tree and select the appropriate relationship. 
    HTML-drop.png

  3. And you're done! You will see a green x2 symbol at the bottom left corner that indicates the node is part of a cycle. Click on it to view the node's other position in the tree. 
    HTML-tooltip_cycle.png

Updated: January 27, 2020

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