Charts

GedScape can generate 3 types of chart: pedigrees, descendants charts, and family charts.

Charts can be displays for both individual records and family records. To display a chart all you do is first display the details page for the relevant individual/family, then click the relevant tab.

All the charts can also be included in reports, so for example it is quite easy to generate a report containing (say) a photo, narrative, and family chart of each individual. This also provides a way to add charts for specific significant individuals directly to the main menu.

Family Charts

Family Chart
Family Chart

These are charts comprising the parents above with their children below. On the record details page for any individual there are normally two family chart tabs, one for the birth family of that individual (i.e. as a child) and one for his/her family as a spouse. Where an individual has multiple marriages the chart contains links to move between each spouse's family.

Family charts can be extensively customized - select Preferences from the File menu (Mac: use the 'GedScape' application menu), click on the Style tab and select Family Charts from the list.

Descendants Charts

Descendants Chart
Descendants Chart

A descendants chart is a reverse pedigree presented in 'sideways on' style with the starting individual/family in the upper left corner, with each generation of descendants in columns to the right. When there are further generations beyond the deepest descendant shown these can be reached by clicking links shown to the right of the chart.

To customize the appearance of descendants charts select Preferences from the File menu (Mac: use the 'GedScape' application menu), click on the Style tab and select Descendant Charts from the list.

Pedigree Charts

Pedigree Chart
Pedigree Chart

These are 4 generation pedigrees with links to distant ancestors beyond. Available for both individual records and family records. When there are distant ancestors available beyond the 4th generation these can be reached by clicking links shown to the right of the chart.

There are many configuration options available for pedigree charts, including the colors, text size and style, box sizes, detail of the information to be included and so on. To customize the pedigree charts, select Preferences from the File menu (Mac: use the 'GedScape' application menu), click on the Style tab and select Pedigree Charts from the list.


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