Who are profile page 'People'?
When viewing an Address Book contact or child's profile page, a summary section of connected People is displayed on the right-hand side. You can easily navigate to the connected people by clicking on their name in the list.
Essentially the People section surfaces linked people - spouse / partner / children - and anyone residing at the same address - based on a precise match of Address Line 1 and Postcode/Zip code.
Linked people are given further context based on their sex and marital status. For children, context is given by whether the linked contact is In/Not in the Address Book, the contact-child relationship specified and the child's date of birth (to calculate their age). Archived people are still listed, but their name shows in strikethrough.
Let's explore some examples...
In the example above from the Address Book, Paul is linked to Fiona with a Married status. Since Fiona's sex is Female, she shows as Paul's wife. If Fiona's sex is Male, Fiona would show as Paul's husband, and if Fiona's sex is Unknown/Not specified, Fiona would show as Paul's partner. Jon - their "live-in" lodger - shows 'At this address' because he has the same Address Line 1 and Postcode as Paul. Paul's three children are listed - either because they are each linked to either Paul or Fiona. Where the child's sex is Male or Female, they each show as Son or Daughter. If a child's sex is Unknown/Not specified, they simply show as Child.
In the following example from the Children module, Joel is linked to Paul and the relationship is set as Parent, so Paul shows as Father because Paul's sex is Male. Since Paul is linked to Fiona with a Married status, and because her sex is Female, she shows as Joel's Mother. Where a linked contact's sex is Unknown/Not specified, no relationship context is assumed. Jon - the "live-in" lodger - shows 'At this address' because he has the same Address Line 1 and Postcode as Paul. Joel's siblings are listed because they too are linked to either Paul or Fiona. Where their sex is specified, they each show as Brother or Sister. If a child's sex is Unknown/Not specified, they simply show as Sibling.
In the next example, Mervyn is married to Daisy. Her sex is Unknown/Not specified, so she is listed as Mervyn's Partner. Mervyn or Daisy are linked to three children in the Children module, with the contact-child Relationship set as Parent. Bruce's sex is Unknown/Not specified so shows simply as Child, but Thomas and Timothy show as Mervyn's Sons because their sex is specified as Male. Mervyn or Daisy are also linked to Tracey in the Children module, with the contact-child Relationship set as Grandparent. Since Tracey's sex is specified as Female she shows as Granddaughter. If a child's sex is Unknown/Not specified, Tracey would simply show as Grandchild.
In this final example, Mervyn and Daisy have separated - reflected with additional context added to the People section. Daisy and Mervyn will continue to show in one another's respective People list - even if they have different addresses. If their status subsequently changes to Divorced, their linking is severed. In that scenario, their children should be linked to the parent with whom they ordinarily reside but they will no longer show in the People section of the other parent as they are no longer linked.