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Re: Displaying the family tree.

Richard,

I agree whole-heartedly, the one tree concept is a little too much for that many people & generations. Truly a one-time effort.
I like your procedure much better.

I also produced a "book" in a narrative format from the raw data using the Roots Magic program which I like much better than the Tree. The program breaks the descendants out by generation starting with gen #1 ...Lewis & Susan Adams, then gen #2, their children w/spouses and children, gen #3 grandchildren w/spouses and children and so forth.

This format allows you to have a thumbnail photo attached to the biographical sketch for each person. Each person's bio starts with their direct in-line Adams ancestors w/generational # and then their information, including notes, if you care to print them.. Each generation starts on a new page. You can also create an index which shows every page where a person is located. I also did a table of contents, preface & dedication page.

This book can be generated in PDF format and/or saved to a CD for distribution to those family members who would like a copy. A very handy way to get the family genealogical data into the hands of as many family members as possible.

Art Thomas

p.s. I also have the laptop ready for those on the spot updates which allows for an immediately updated PDF file which can be emailed to family members for later printing.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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