Perhaps I did not make clear what I felt was the underlying problem. And quite frankly, I do not know that any software could be designed to overcome the problem.I KNOW how to overide marriages and dates.What upsets me is that these more than half dozen kids were A FAMILY GROUP, all with thesurname of the departed husband , regardless of the fact that several men were involved in fathering them. I simply do not want to fracture that unit into four different groups nor even into two groups by listing the father of four of them as unknown. My only recourse has been to make note of the actual bloodline in my notes. If that sensitivity makes me less of a genealogist, so be it!