Tree Charts - Lists

The chart generated from the List is always constrained by the number of Generations. For example, the list may contain people from four generations, but if the number of Generations is set to two, then the chart will be limited to two generations.

The list can contain anyone from anywhere. This means that the list can have individuals from multiple GenBases. Of course, the list can contain individuals from just one GenBase.

Examples of List use

1. An Ancestor tree chart in the direct male line.

Use a list that has been created from an ancestor report. Delete individuals that you won't need such as the mother, grandmother etc. When the chart is generated from the list only the male line will be seen.

2. An Ancestor chart without one sibling.

You may not want to include a half brother of an ancestor. Ensure the list you use does not contain the half brother.

3. An Ancestor chart based on a highlighted relationship.

Previously you will have generated a chart on which you have highlighted a relationship between two people.

Create a list with only that line of people in it.

Regenerate the chart based on that list. Only the required line will appear.

When the chart is generated, the selected person from the list is used to commence the chart.

Options such as Tree Settings, "Exclude living persons" are taken into account.

Further options such as "Show siblings of Focus person" and "Show siblings of Ancestors" are also taken into account.

Further options such as "Follow Linked" are also taken into account.

If a person in the list could appear in the chart generated (within its contraints) then the person is included.

If a person in the list would appear outside the chart constraints then the person is not included. For example, the person is outside the number of generations. For example, the person is in a different GenBase not linked to.

4. Prune a tree using a list.

This method is iterative. You view the tree and decide which branches of the tree need pruning. After deleting a person from the list you can then see the next iteration of the tree.

You then decide which branch you want to prune, delete the appropriate person from the list and view the next iteration of the tree.


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