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Chart like ATM

Posted: 3 Dec 2012 7:30PM GMT
Classification: Query
I seem to be having problems with charts and reports, now that I am getting into them, and I think it's more a matter of knowing the software.

What I'd like is a chart similar to the one I get when I hit the 'Family' side of the chart on Ancestry, but i'd like to be able to set the number of generations showing.

Or, alternatively, be able to set a group of people and have the chart show the relationships of just that group.

Ideally, I want my grandfather's ancestors along with their siblings but no spouses or children of siblings. Does that make sense?

I've tried several ways in FTM2012, including pedigree, hourglass and extended family but none are quite there. If I could limit the people showing in the extended family I think that would be the closest.

Any ideas. Lori

Re: Chart like ATM

Posted: 5 Dec 2012 5:02PM GMT
Classification: Query
Lori,

The "Family" view at Ancestry.com (or on the iPad or iPhone) is great. I wish there was a similar display option in FTM, and I'm not talking about reports, as you are.

In the Publish workspace, the closest thing to what you have on AMT is the extended family chart. I think you've already discovered that FTM can't do exactly what you have in mind. You can send in an a request asking that your concept be added to FTM in the future. You might also check into some other software to see if the idea is already supported elsewhere. You could also just create your own chart using something like Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw, or Inkscape (free). Org chart software would probably work as well.

Re: Chart like ATM

Posted: 5 Dec 2012 7:22PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks Marco. I was just hoping! :) I used to use TMG and had the same issue there. I could almost create what I wanted but not quite! I could edit them though, so maybe I'll export into that for what I want. Just seems so simple if I can see it on ATM!

Try Family View Report

Posted: 5 Dec 2012 9:23PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 5 Dec 2012 9:25PM GMT
Try

Publish > Relationship Reports > Family View Report

Does that come close?

Also, you can remove unwanted spouses in charts (who wouldn't - ha), you can just right click "remove from chart".

Re: Try Family View Report

Posted: 5 Dec 2012 10:28PM GMT
Classification: Query
Nope, not even close. That just has a little pedigree up at the top. The closest FTM thing to it is the extended family chart.

http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2010/11/18/member-trees-a...

and this is what it looks like on my iPad

http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2012/08/28/just-launched-...

Re: Try Family View Report

Posted: 6 Dec 2012 3:30AM GMT
Classification: Query
ok. Sorry. I misunderstood.

Re: Try Family View Report

Posted: 6 Dec 2012 3:24PM GMT
Classification: Query
No worries. It's confusing for FTM users who don't also use Ancestry.com, because the same words refer to different things.
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