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Multiple instances of individual on Extended Family Chart

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Re: Multiple instances of individual on Extended Family Chart

Posted: 10 Mar 2013 7:39AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 10 Mar 2013 7:44AM GMT
This is how the report works and is designed.

How else can the separate "islands" of the original blood family and the family of an in-law be connected? Two ways would be by connecting lines or by different colors. But either way will fall into incomprehensible chaos with but more than a few people and families.

Note that in a very small dataset of individuals, you will get the larger, initial island, and fewer "spinoff" islands (or family circles), by selecting a person near the bottom of a tree, rather than the top. This is exhibited by examples 1 and 2 below.

For examples of how the EFC report works, see three examples, here:

Note in examples 1 and 2 that a chart starting with a person near the bottom of the report will tend to consolidate more people into fewer islands; whereas starting with an ancestor will spinoff each and every in-law it runs across.

Note that a chart with thousands of people will become thousands of pages long very quickly. This chart is primarily useful as a filter to filter for "everyone related to a selected person by blood or marriage" - for purposes of export or deletion - rather than for actual report to print on paper.

PS. The separate lines and islands have nothing to do with cousin marriages - ALL "in-law" families of a person are presented, whether related by cousin marriages or any marriage to anybody.

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
evtom83 10 Mar 2013 2:59AM GMT 
johndd189 10 Mar 2013 4:51AM GMT 
silverfox3280 10 Mar 2013 4:51PM GMT 
silverfox3280 10 Mar 2013 1:39PM GMT 
evtom83 11 Mar 2013 4:43AM GMT 
silverfox3280 11 Mar 2013 6:18AM GMT 
barbarajfn 11 Mar 2013 10:28AM GMT 
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