Sunday, November 15, 2015

How to prune a family tree

Pruning your Family Tree
Have you ever needed a customized version of your family tree? For example, you want to show how two distant relatives are connected? Or you want to show only one branch of the family?

Charting Companion's Pruning feature enables you to "prune" or trim the branches of a family tree.



Here are Queen Victoria's descendants, shrunk 95% (click to enlarge):

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When displayed with Charting Companion, you can right-click and select Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, click on "Prune", and you will see their parallel lineage all the way back to Queen Victoria. Elizabeth and Philip are third cousins (click to enlarge).



Save your tree as a an image, share with family and friends, or publish on the Internet. Pruning is also available for the Ancestor chart.


Charting Companion reads all genealogy databases:

  • Family Tree Maker
  • RootsMagic
  • Personal Ancestral File (PAF)
  • Legacy
  • Family Historian
  • Ancestral Quest
  • GEDCOM for all other programs


Get Charting Companion today and "prune" your tree!



Note: the pruning applies only to the image, your database is not changed in any way.

Pierre
                                                        Clouthier
Pierre Clouthier
President, Progeny Genealogy Inc.
progenygenealogy.com

New chart: Dandelion chart


NEW CHART: DANDELION CHART
 
Progeny is pleased to introduce a new type of genealogy chart: the Dandelion Chart.
 
The Dandelion Chart lays out your ancestors and descendants like a web. It is possible to display everyone in a family, including the parents of spouses who are not in the bloodline.
 
All the usual options are available: color, number of generations, output to PDF for a large printer at the print shop, photos, tiling, etc.
 
Watch the boxes flow fluidly as Charting Companion dynamically slides the boxes for best fit.
 
Click for an example and more information.
 
Click to download Charting Companion with the Dandelion Chart.
 
Enjoy seeing your ancestors in a whole new different way!
 
Let us know what you think of the Dandelion Chart.
 
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Pierre Clouthier
President, Progeny Genealogy
 
 
Dandelion chart preview
The Dandelion Chart
 

New chart: Fractal Tree


NEW CHART: FRACTAL TREE
 
Progeny is pleased to introduce a new type of genealogy chart: the Fractal Tree.
 
The Fractal Tree lays out your ancestors in a repeating pattern, in the shape of the letter 'H'. The Fractal Tree is compact and uses less space than other charts, while displaying the names in a novel way.
 
All the usual options are available: color, number of generations, output to PDF for a large printer at the print shop, photos, output to HTML for a Website, tiling, etc.
 
Click for an example and more information.
 
As a valued customer, we are offering you a free pre-release of the latest version of Charting Companion, and giving you an opportunity to try it out early. Click to download Charting Companion with the Fractal Tree.
 
Enjoy seeing your ancestors in a whole new different way!
 
Let us know what you think of the Fractal Tree.
 
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Pierre Clouthier
President, Progeny Genealogy
 
 
Ancestor Fan chart preview
The Fractal Tree
 

Publish your tree in HTML for the Web


PUBLISH YOUR TREE IN HTML FOR THE WEB
 
When our daughter Melanie was six years old, my wife said "My brother Kevin is coming to visit us."
 
"Kevin is your brother?" Melanie exclaimed, "I thought he was my uncle!"
 
Family trees can be confusing for little minds, and big ones too. Charts help explain relationships to your family and friends.
 
We are pleased to announce an exciting and engaging new way to display your research: HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language).  HTML is how Web pages are built. Now you can publish Ancestor and Descendant trees directly in HTML, ready for sending by email, or uploading to a Website. 
 
If you include Facebook, Twitter or other social media links, a button will appear next to the family member's photo (as in the example at right). The button can be clicked to instantly link to a Facebook page. What a great way to keep a family connected!  Click to see an example (scroll down).
 
Click for more information. See how to add Facebook buttons to your genealogy.
 
 
Charting Companion charts will make you a hit with your relatives, and the star of your next family reunion.
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Pierre Clouthier
President, Progeny Genealogy
 
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HTML chart with social media links
 

Color palettes

 

DO YOU WANT TO MAKE YOUR CHARTS MORE COLORFUL?
 
 We were at the Bridal Show for my daughter's wedding. The tuxedo booth was offering a "buy one get one free" deal for $900. I thought "Hmmm... one for me, one for the groom: tuxedos look sharp". "You can bury me in it" I said to my wife, trying to rationalize the decision.
 
"$900?" said my sweet gentle soul of a wife, "I wasn't going to spend that much on the box!"
 
Weddings are colorful, and so are the new color palettes available in the latest version of Charting Companion.
 
We have prepared attractive combinations of colors for you to select and enhance the story of your family.  Click on any color palette and apply the colors to generations, branches of the tree, gender, or X-chromosome.
 
Colors can appear in beveled or gradient style, as well as solid.
Have you designed your own color combinations? Send us the RGB values & we'll share them.
 
Just click here to download and install Charting Companion if you have already bought a license.
 
If you don't own Charting Companion, visit our website for more information, and to buy.
 
Charting Companion charts will make you a hit with your relatives, and the hero of your next family reunion.
Pierre
Pierre Clouthier
President, Progeny Genealogy
 
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Announcing Charting Companion with new direct chart editing

 

ANNOUNCING CHARTING COMPANION WITH NEW DIRECT CHART EDITING
 
Progeny Genealogy is pleased to announce that Charting Companion now features a fast, convenient chart preview and edit, directly in the main window.
 
You can now move rectangles in the Ancestor, Descendant, Hourglass, and Bowtie charts, edit the chart by pruning selected branches, and print or publish to PDF, JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP image, SVG, HTML or RTF format. Just scroll the mouse to zoom in or zoom out, and adjust the size of the chart so it fits exactly in the page or pages that you choose.
 
Charting Companion also speaks 18 languages!
 
Descendant Chart Editing
The Ancestor and Descendant Fan charts can be tiled over multiple pages.
 
 
Just click here to download and install Charting Companion if you have already bought a license.
 
If you don't own Charting Companion, visit our website for more information, and to buy.
 
Charting Companion charts will make you a hit with your relatives, and the star of your next family reunion.
Pierre
Pierre Clouthier
President, Progeny Genealogy
 
 
Ancestor Chart Editing

Announcing the Value Pack


ANNOUNCING THE VALUE PACK
 
 
Progeny is offering the three best genealogy publishing products, in one economical bundle: the Value Pack.
 
Value Pack componentsThe Value Pack includes Charting Companion, Genelines and Map My Family Tree. The Value Pack is available for downloading at the low price of $49.85, or 50% off the regular price.
 
Charting Companion helps you tell the story of your family with charts: Ancestor and Descendant charts, Fan charts, Ancestor and Descendant books, embroidery, and many other unique formats. Charting Companion is the only program to include Siblings at every generation, and to offer a Descendant Fan chart. Our books are fully word processor-compatible, with true footnotes and indexes. Charting Companion offers genetic options to assist your DNA research.
 
Genelines is the only program to present your family history as a timeline, with World events the backdrop to your ancestors' lives.
 
Map My Family Tree creates custom maps showing where your ancestors lived and died. Our place name-matching logic provides maximum accuracy and recognition/identification. You can: customize colors, place markers, animate travel through time, and upload to Google Earth.
 
The Value Pack brings together Charting Companion, Genelines and Map My Family Tree to provide you with everything you need to share your family history with (and dazzle) your friends and relatives.
 
Order the Value Pack today and get a new perspective on your family's history.
 

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Pierre Clouthier
 

Genelines - Timeline Charting Software


Genelines - Timeline Charting Software 

GENELINES is one of the most powerful research and storytelling tools available to anyone researching their family tree.

By bringing together elements of time, history and family relationships on visual time line charts, Genelines software can bring your family tree to life.

Genelines automatically reads your family tree database so you don't need to re-enter your family information. For a complete list of compatible family tree database programs, click here.

 
Get Genelines! Your choice of CD-ROM or Download! http://progenygenealogy.com/products/timeline-charts/universal-version.aspx
 
CREATE AMAZING TIMELINE CHARTS
 
Genelines features a suite of seven different timeline chart formats, consisting of two BIOGRAPHICAL and five RELATIONSHIP charts.

Each of these seven charts can be customized according to: timeline, historical events, personal or family events, colors and fonts.  

Unique in presentation, the Individual and Comparative Biographical Charts allow you to include such events as career path, relationships, place of residence, etc., and compare these life experiences with those of other relatives in your database.

You can even add historical events that were happening at different times during their lives to see how such events may have impacted the decisions they made and the directions they went.

The Relationship charts let you view your family pedigrees and lines of descent against a backdrop of historical events on the local, regional or world stage.

You can customize charts according to people, line of descent or family group, personal life details, color, and the history you wish to depict.

The relationship charts can explain a great deal about your family and how they lived and even allow you to add people who are not necessarily related.

FLEXIBLE PRINTING OPTIONS
 

All Genelines charts can be previewed and printed in full color, in various sizes - including wall charts - or published to PDF and incorporated into a web page or shared by e-mail. The Genelines form of presentation can be much more meaningful and easier to understand than a typical text based report, and can help you draw conclusions that may otherwise have been missed.

Genelines, a program that will help you:

- produce amazing timeline charts
- identify missing information
- highlight illogical or contradictory data
- expose duplicate persons
- focus your research
- assist with data collection
- help you understand your data better

An unbelievable program at an unbelievable price! Your choice of CD-ROM or Download version! 

For more information on Genelines, sample charts and research examples go to: http://progenygenealogy.com/products/timeline-charts.aspx

For more information on ordering your copy of Genelines 2.0 go to:
http://progenygenealogy.com/products/timeline-charts/universal-version.aspx

Or, if you would rather, call us at 902-681-3102 and place your order with us directly.

Such a valuable program at such a great price, now is the time to make it a part of your genealogy software library.

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Pierre Clouthier
President, Progeny Genealogy Inc.