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Big and public family tree as gedcom

If you're looking for big family trees of royal families, presidents, etc. in GEDCOM format, my favorite site is Famous Family Trees by Paul Pruitt. Paul has all sorts of neat trees, many which he ...
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Claiming noble title of Earl in Ireland that seems to have died out?

Short version: Almost certainly not. Long version: To find out the rules of inheritance for a Irish peerage*, you would need to check the letters patent. These will specify how the inheritance ...
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Finding Romanian ancestors from Sibiu, Gușterița?

The good news is that Romanian archival records are, after many many years of being purposely made hard to research, finally open and available to the general public. The bad news is that they're ...
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Displaying exponentially growing family tree in practical way?

There are many ways in which a pedigree can be displayed, and there is always going to be a balance between the clarity and amount of information you can reasonably display. There's little point in ...
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Alternative software to generate family tree like Descendant tree in Gramps?

I am not sure if you are looking for a horizontal descendant tree or just alternatives to printing out a descendant tree other than using Gramps itself. I am going to focus on alternatives to built in ...
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Adding second set of parents in an online tree at Ancestry?

Go to edit person below their name. Go to Relationships. Click on "Add Alternative Parent".
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Korean book listing family history for 5000 years - is this particular to a specific culture in Korea?

I had never heard of this but it is a fascinating topic: To specifically answer your question was this specific to a specific tribe or clan, no it was more wide spread. The book is referred to as a ...
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Family Tree drawn like a honeycomb?

I think the answer is no - genealogists in general don't use hexagons to draw a family tree. In my opinion, there's a reason why we use boxes - because it makes it clear how people are related. The ...
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How to display sperm/egg donors or surrogates on a family tree?

There is no one correct method of displaying these types of complex relationships. However, for health professionals there are some conventions that are used when producing a genogram. The following ...
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Viewing Family Group Sheet using Ancestry.com?

In April 2016, as far as I am aware, the Family Group Sheet view has not been reinstated on the New Ancestry. However, you can access a Family Group Sheet as before by using the following URL ...
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Open Source & Online tool for managing family trees?

If it's an open source genealogy program you want, you might consider gramps. See https://gramps-project.org/. It's written in python, has an active community, and has a reasonable set of features. ...
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Big and public family tree as gedcom

Tamura Jones has a gedcom generator "GedFan" that can be used for testing purposes. A blog describing latest version is at 2015-03-18 GedFan 0.4.0.0 See the links section at the bottom of that page ...
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Family Tree as table in excel or similar format

If you find the table format easier then it is obviously acceptable to you, and that is all that really matters. Most of the GEDCOM programmes that I have come across have an option to export the ...
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Displaying exponentially growing family tree in practical way?

You could break away from tree-type diagrams and use an Ahnentafel Report. Most genealogical programs or online stores will produce one of these that can be output as a PDF. Starting from an ...
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Displaying exponentially growing family tree in practical way?

Printing all your ancestors for over 200 years on a single A4 sheet is not possible. Harry Vervet provided an excellent answer including the H-tree. I believe, however, that this format is hard to ...
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Working on pre-16th century German genealogy

There are a lot of things going on in this question. I'll try to untangle a few of them. First, the word "ben" is Hebrew for "son of" (see eg https://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/...
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Open Source & Online tool for managing family trees?

Werelate.org is an open source, open content, collaborative family tree. It sounds like it might be what you are looking for.
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What type of chart is this?

This is a simple descendant chart, which shows the descendants of a particular person (Abraham Laham A"H). Another example of this is: A pedigree chart, or ancestor chart, is one that shows the ...
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Family Tree as table in excel or similar format

I did all my trees in Excel from the start (1993), as I am a relatively advanced user, and have now been undertaking the tedious and lengthy process of migrating all the data to a dedicated ...
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Is there a space to collaborate to create a single family tree (for a surname)?

Several collaborative family tree websites do exist, such as: WikiTree WeRelate OneGreatFamily Geni Family Pursuit FamilySearch Family Tree The problem with collaborative trees in my view is that ...
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How do I visibly make people aware that a connection is only tenuous and further research is needed?

Take a look at these Downloadable Image Icons for On-Line Family Trees provided on the blog Genealogy Junkie. Sue Griffith created these to mark which lines were verified by DNA research and which ...
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Software/tool to generate 'trial' family trees?

If you have Microsoft Powerpoint, you can open a new presentation and then search for "family tree" and they give you 8 different templates that you can choose from: These use "Smart Art" so the ...
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Seeking software which displays (yet) unrelated persons and family trees for overview

You could use Genelines by Progeny Software. It can produce almost exactly the chart you're asking for in its full descendant chart: You would create your input data in another genealogy program and ...
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Organizing ancestors' "circle of cousins"

Brothers Keeper lets you scroll through siblings while viewing their children, and I assume many other genealogy programs do also. I have an ancestral couple from France, whose German neighbors in ...
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Open Source & Online tool for managing family trees?

webtrees is open source software. If you have your own website, you can add webtrees to it for free, or there are companies that will provide a site for you (at a cost). It's not like myheritage or ...
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Finding Romanian ancestors from Sibiu, Gușterița?

Romanian vital records are stored in two types of institution: The Town Halls, for (usually) records younger than 100 years; and The National Archives, and churches, for (usually) records older than ...
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Open Source & Online tool for managing family trees?

If you want to set up a site where you can invite others to work on shared persons, I support Randy's suggestion for webtrees. If you look for a site where you can work on a world wide tree that is ...
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Adding second set of parents in an online tree at Ancestry?

UPDATED VERSION: Go to your family tree Click the person you want to add to Click "Profile" At the top right of the profile it should have a "tools" button and an "Edit" button Click "Edit" and three ...
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