A data structure or a visual representation of a data structure that reflects the parent-child and spousal relationships of a group of people.

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Standard notation/symbols to denote male and female entries in a family tree

I just wrote my own family tree using TikZ. For each male and female entry i used a rectangle, colored pink for female, blue for male. However, this does not show up if I am printing in black and ...
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Are there any resources for finding your family heritage for foreigners?

I have tried some of the genealogy and ancestry websites to try and build my family tree but have encountered considerable limitations due to the foreign status of most of the families. Let me ...
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How can I make the font larger on Ancestry.com trees?

I have a LARGE monitor running at high resolution, but my ancestors also had tons of kids, so I need to "zoom out" on my tree to get the overall sense of it. The problem is, Ancestry's design make ...
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Interpreting a name on a Genogram (family tree diagram)

I'm here because while recently sorting through some of my deceased grandfather's belongings I came across a partial genogram pertaining to my deceased mother whom was adopted. She is noted as ...
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What completeness index to use for your genealogical tree?

I am currently working on a lot of ancestries, with some of more than 13 generations. Obviously, I don't have all the ancestors for each ancestry. You theoretically expect an exponential growth of the ...
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Information on how to create a text descendancy chart

I often run across 'descendancy charts' --- as plain ASCII text. Mostly of the form: DECENDENTS OF JOSEPH WILLIAM SMYTHE 1 SMYTHE, Joseph William b: 18 Feb 1858 in LA d: 26 Jan 1947 in Cecil, LA ...
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How to import/use Gramps records to produce family history book?

In the past, I've used PAF and Gramps to manage my family's genealogy records. I really like Gramps in particular, because of its flexibility and ability to store pictures, stories, etc. I am ...
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The identity of Priscilla Kimball Preston. Can you help track down an old extracted record and help solve a 17th century mystery?

We all know it should not take 1200 words to explain a transcription error ... A 17th century personality, "Priscilla Kimball Preston," reported by FamilySearch's FamilyTree causes a conflict in my ...
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How many ancestors alive 1000 years ago does a person have on average?

I was thinking about something the other day (that is probably stupid), and thought this would be a good place to talk about it. If someone wanted to draw its family tree over the last 1000 years, ...
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Where do I start with a pedigree chart?

I have recently received a printed pedigree chart of 20 pages. My mother is included in the chart. How/where do I start recording this information in Legacy? How/where do I start to verify the ...
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How do I read this descendants tree?

I have, using Ancestry.co.uk found a link in my distant heritage to the Prettyjohn (variations: Prettejohn, Petitjohn) family originally located in Devon. One great source of information on this ...
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How far from the direct descendant line is regarded as no longer a relative?

I have started a family tree, starting with myself and working back in time. As I climb up the tree, how far from the direct line is considered a relative?
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Where can I find online Kentucky records from 1800 to 1900, preferably free ones?

I am researching various families in Kentucky from 1800 through 1900. All the online resources have census stuff but when looking for more details I hit nothing. Where online can you find Kentucky ...
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Are there any genealogy research companies offering their service in Poland?

I am interested in finding out more about my family genealogy by hiring some company or person to do the work for me. My entire family comes from Poland, so I am wondering whether there are any ...
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Tracking family names and migration patterns using GIS

I posted a question, Using web mapping and geocoding to track genealogical data, over at Geographic Information Systems SE awhile ago, so I was quite excited when I saw the proposal for this site. I ...
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One tree, or a bunch?

I have spent a considerable amount of time creating family trees on Ancestry.com, and documenting them with records found on Ancestry, FamilySearch, and in other web and non-web sources. For a variety ...