How to Chart a Direct Line of Descent in Family Tree Maker 2012

It’s sometimes helpful to have a chart showing an ancestor and only those descendants in a direct line of descent to another person. There is a descendant chart in genealogy software Family Tree Maker, but before FTM 2012 it included all of the descendants of the selected ancestor.

Family Tree Maker 2012 introduced an option on the descendant chart that enables you to focus the list of included descendants on just those in one line of descent.

This video shows you how to set up a descendant chart to include only those people in a direct line of descent.

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  1. Robert says


    Great FTM videos, thanks! Have you had an opportunity to see the Mac version of FTM 2012? If so, has the speed improved at all compared to initial Mac version? I had great hopes for it but stuck with Reunion after being disappointed.

    Also, although you’ve probably answered this elsewhere, is the feature set for Mac 2012 the same as that for Windows 2012?


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