Finding the Relationship Between Two People with Reunion 10

Have you ever wanted to see just what the relationship is between two people in your Reunion family file? Better yet, how about seeing the connections in a chart?

Reunion 10 let’s you do both with people who are related by blood and those related by marriage. Here’s how to do it: [Read more…]

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.
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Creating a Filtered Pedigree Chart in Family Tree Maker 2011

Sometimes you want a chart or report that’s limited to a line of descent. For example, this is useful for submitting a pedigree chart to the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) or their counterpart the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR). Unfortunately, Family Tree Maker (FTM) 2011 doesn’t enable you to simply select people in a line of descent, but I have a technique I show you in the accompanying video.
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Charting Direct Descendants in Family Tree Maker 2011

I noticed a question about charting direct descent that went unanswered on the ancestry.co.uk Family Tree Maker software forum (actually, there was one answer, but it said there was no feature to accomplish this). Here is the kernel of the question:

“Along these lines is there a way of naming two people and creating the chart showing how one is descended from the other?”

There is a way to do this. It’s called a relationship chart. In this video I show you how to create a relationship chart that shows direct line of descent.
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