Family Tree Maker 2012 Blended Family View

One of the new features in Family Tree Maker 2012 will help you see the relationship of children to parents at a glance. It’s called blended family view.

Blended family view is activated by clicking a new button above the children list on the person view in FTM 2012. When on, the list of children includes all the children of the selected person, even those born of another partner. Watch this video to see Blended family view in two different scenarios.
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Views in Reunion 9: Creating Custom Views

This is the third part in a series of screencasts on the view features and functions in the Mac genealogy database software, Reunion 9. In previous articles and videos, I covered switching views and altering views. The powerful capability to remake the view section of the family card is demonstrated in the accompanying video. I describe step-by-step, how to create views by duplication and from scratch.

Open your copy of Reunion 9 then click on this video (now in the MacGenealogist Archives): Views in Macintosh Genealogy Software Reunion 9 for Mac: Creating Custom Views. Follow along as I show you how to create two of my favorite custom views:

  • Research
  • Events and Facts

These views are sure to increase your family history research efficiency.

Views in Reunion 9: Altering Views

The view area in a Reunion 9 family card is very flexible. You can alter the contents of a view in many ways. Fields can be added or removed. Photos can be included or removed. In this screencast, I continue the series on Reunion 9 views by showing you how to alter the default view to make the photo (if added) larger and to add an “Alias/AKA” field. I find this last change very helpful because it displays an alternate name for a relative under the given and surname names.

Open your copy of Reunion 9 then click on this video from the MacGenealogist Archives, and follow along to learn how to alter views of your family history.

Views in Reunion 9: Switching Views

The family card in Reunion for Mac 9 displays a wealth of information about a family group. Part of the family card is a section called the view. It is below the names of the parents and above the children. The view section is dynamic.

You can alter, add, and remove fields from views. Altering views will be demonstrated in the second video in this series. You can select from any one of seven different views that come with Reunion or to views of your own creation. Creating your own view will be covered in the third video in this series.

In this video from the MacGenealogist Archives: Views in Genealogy Software Reunion 9 for Mac: Switching Views, I walk you through:

  • two ways to switch views
  • the seven built-in views

Please open Reunion 9 on your Mac and follow along with the video screencast. You’ll learn the basics of views in preparation for the other videos in the series: Altering Views and Creating Views.