Thursday, April 27, 2017

How to display the new Family Tree Colors in your charts

The new 2017 edition of Family Tree Maker introduces exciting features, including the option to assign up to four colors to people in your family tree. You can color each branch of your ancestors, or lines of descendants, or by place of origin.

FTM 2017 is undergoing final testing, and will be available soon. 
Charting Companion fully supports the display of the FTM colors, in the Ancestor, Descendant, Hourglass, Bowtie, FractalDandelion and Fan charts. Only Charting Companion can offer you complete display of your FTM colors. 
Family Tree Maker colors displayed by Charting Companion

Family Tree Maker colors displayed by Charting Companion (click to enlarge)

The use of colors in FTM 2017 is limited only by your imagination. Be ready with Charting Companion when FTM 2017 hits the street!

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Tell the story of your family as an illustrated novel

I discovered the most original and attractive way to tell the story of your family at RootsTech this year: a graphic novel, or comic book.

Il Museo del Cognome  (the Museum of Family Names) can translate your family history into a vibrant and inspiring comic book. The Museo describes it best:
How many times have you tried to imagine your ancestors faces, habits and the places where they were born? ...the way of living of your forebears, their emotional bond with the homeland and the people with whom they surrounded themselves.

Have you ever walked through the narrow alleys, visited the churches where they went to pray, seen a rusty sign of an old small shop, rummaged in the cardboard box looking for photographs, letters, family memories? These are the things that bring your roots back to life.
Passengers on the MS Vulcania, ca. 1926
Send the Museo a description of some important family events, with photos if you have them, and the Museo will turn your narrative into an exciting comic-book strip that you can share with your family. Imagine the delight in the children's eyes as their ancestry comes alive in a familiar and appealing format.

The stories can be published in English as well as Italian and other languages.

To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.