Sunday, November 15, 2015

How to prune a family tree

Pruning your Family Tree
Have you ever needed a customized version of your family tree? For example, you want to show how two distant relatives are connected? Or you want to show only one branch of the family?

Charting Companion's Pruning feature enables you to "prune" or trim the branches of a family tree.



Here are Queen Victoria's descendants, shrunk 95% (click to enlarge):

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When displayed with Charting Companion, you can right-click and select Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, click on "Prune", and you will see their parallel lineage all the way back to Queen Victoria. Elizabeth and Philip are third cousins (click to enlarge).



Save your tree as a an image, share with family and friends, or publish on the Internet. Pruning is also available for the Ancestor chart.


Charting Companion reads all genealogy databases:

  • Family Tree Maker
  • RootsMagic
  • Personal Ancestral File (PAF)
  • Legacy
  • Family Historian
  • Ancestral Quest
  • GEDCOM for all other programs


Get Charting Companion today and "prune" your tree!



Note: the pruning applies only to the image, your database is not changed in any way.

Pierre
                                                        Clouthier
Pierre Clouthier
President, Progeny Genealogy Inc.
progenygenealogy.com

New chart: Dandelion chart


NEW CHART: DANDELION CHART
 
Progeny is pleased to introduce a new type of genealogy chart: the Dandelion Chart.
 
The Dandelion Chart lays out your ancestors and descendants like a web. It is possible to display everyone in a family, including the parents of spouses who are not in the bloodline.
 
All the usual options are available: color, number of generations, output to PDF for a large printer at the print shop, photos, tiling, etc.
 
Watch the boxes flow fluidly as Charting Companion dynamically slides the boxes for best fit.
 
Click for an example and more information.
 
Click to download Charting Companion with the Dandelion Chart.
 
Enjoy seeing your ancestors in a whole new different way!
 
Let us know what you think of the Dandelion Chart.
 
Interesting Image
Pierre Clouthier
President, Progeny Genealogy
 
 
Dandelion chart preview
The Dandelion Chart
 

New chart: Fractal Tree


NEW CHART: FRACTAL TREE
 
Progeny is pleased to introduce a new type of genealogy chart: the Fractal Tree.
 
The Fractal Tree lays out your ancestors in a repeating pattern, in the shape of the letter 'H'. The Fractal Tree is compact and uses less space than other charts, while displaying the names in a novel way.
 
All the usual options are available: color, number of generations, output to PDF for a large printer at the print shop, photos, output to HTML for a Website, tiling, etc.
 
Click for an example and more information.
 
As a valued customer, we are offering you a free pre-release of the latest version of Charting Companion, and giving you an opportunity to try it out early. Click to download Charting Companion with the Fractal Tree.
 
Enjoy seeing your ancestors in a whole new different way!
 
Let us know what you think of the Fractal Tree.
 
Interesting Image
Pierre Clouthier
President, Progeny Genealogy
 
 
Ancestor Fan chart preview
The Fractal Tree
 

Publish your tree in HTML for the Web


PUBLISH YOUR TREE IN HTML FOR THE WEB
 
When our daughter Melanie was six years old, my wife said "My brother Kevin is coming to visit us."
 
"Kevin is your brother?" Melanie exclaimed, "I thought he was my uncle!"
 
Family trees can be confusing for little minds, and big ones too. Charts help explain relationships to your family and friends.
 
We are pleased to announce an exciting and engaging new way to display your research: HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language).  HTML is how Web pages are built. Now you can publish Ancestor and Descendant trees directly in HTML, ready for sending by email, or uploading to a Website. 
 
If you include Facebook, Twitter or other social media links, a button will appear next to the family member's photo (as in the example at right). The button can be clicked to instantly link to a Facebook page. What a great way to keep a family connected!  Click to see an example (scroll down).
 
Click for more information. See how to add Facebook buttons to your genealogy.
 
 
Charting Companion charts will make you a hit with your relatives, and the star of your next family reunion.
Interesting Image
Pierre Clouthier
President, Progeny Genealogy
 
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HTML chart with social media links
 

Color palettes

 

DO YOU WANT TO MAKE YOUR CHARTS MORE COLORFUL?
 
 We were at the Bridal Show for my daughter's wedding. The tuxedo booth was offering a "buy one get one free" deal for $900. I thought "Hmmm... one for me, one for the groom: tuxedos look sharp". "You can bury me in it" I said to my wife, trying to rationalize the decision.
 
"$900?" said my sweet gentle soul of a wife, "I wasn't going to spend that much on the box!"
 
Weddings are colorful, and so are the new color palettes available in the latest version of Charting Companion.
 
We have prepared attractive combinations of colors for you to select and enhance the story of your family.  Click on any color palette and apply the colors to generations, branches of the tree, gender, or X-chromosome.
 
Colors can appear in beveled or gradient style, as well as solid.
Have you designed your own color combinations? Send us the RGB values & we'll share them.
 
Just click here to download and install Charting Companion if you have already bought a license.
 
If you don't own Charting Companion, visit our website for more information, and to buy.
 
Charting Companion charts will make you a hit with your relatives, and the hero of your next family reunion.
Pierre
Pierre Clouthier
President, Progeny Genealogy
 
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