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FTM Extended Family Chart

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Example 1 - Family and In-Law Family with Two Islands

Posted: 27 Feb 2013 5:42PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 28 Feb 2013 12:21PM GMT
I've tried to make an example and attached it here. Hope it works.

This is a simple chart. Two "circles" or "islands" that are connected by a marriage of Child Ext Fam. She is a daughter in one "circle" or "island" and is a spouse in another "circle" or "island". I have given her a color of Yellow. I have given the others in the the extended family of her spouse a color of Sand.

Note, as John pointed out, you can distinguish a chart with colors and FTM could even use lines - with this simple example. But imagine when you have 20, 30, 40 thousand people in your file. It would be a mess. In fact, even the way that FTM does it is messy. By messy, I mean a person is found in their "blood" island at pg 232 of an EFC and in their extended family island (assuming only married once) at pg 643 of the EFC. That is easily handled by the Person Locator within FTM in the lower right corner, but very hard to find in the paper report. But, I can't think of another option that can work. Is there another option?

Note that a single line is parent to child. A double line is from spouse to spouse.

See attached:
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
spamed_1 27 Feb 2013 9:52PM GMT 
johndd189 27 Feb 2013 10:20PM GMT 
spamed_1 27 Feb 2013 10:35PM GMT 
johndd189 27 Feb 2013 10:41PM GMT 
spamed_1 27 Feb 2013 10:43PM GMT 
silverfox3280 27 Feb 2013 10:51PM GMT 
silverfox3280 28 Feb 2013 12:42AM GMT 
silverfox3280 28 Feb 2013 7:08PM GMT 
silverfox3280 3 Mar 2013 11:26PM GMT 
David Abernat... 10 Mar 2013 5:41PM GMT 
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