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What can analyze a tree and suggest what your next research goal(s) should be?

In addition to GenSmarts, there are other programs that will help you track your research progress. GenDetective by Rumblesoft, Inc., like GenSmarts, reads files from genealogy software (see ...
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Fractal display of a family tree on a computer screen

I've wondered about this before, so I had another look and found ZoomPast, a (newish?) project from Imperial College, London. I've only had a brief play with it so far, but may be the sort of thing ...
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Printing (or pdf) of FULL report including all jpg files

My main software is Calico Pie's Family Historian 6, which contains among its many features the capability to print booklets. You can see some screenshots on the tour page. See the FHUG's Knowledge ...
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Free/open software or method to convert PAF file to GEDCOM?

There are two ways of doing this that I can think of: Use the free version of Ancestral Quest Basics available from here. It is written by the authors of PAF and allows PAF import and Gedcom export. ...
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What can analyze a tree and suggest what your next research goal(s) should be?

There really are not too many programs of the type that will suggest what to research. But one possibility is Find-A-Record, which was designed to be a research assistant that works specifically ...
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Software to record polygamous family with sequence but not birth dates of children?

With regards to your statement: Looking at GRAMPS and GEDCOM they do not appear to handle the concept of a sequence of children - they seem to rely on knowing their birth dates to sequence them. I ...
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Statistical analysis of data within my genealogy program?

The queries that you are asking for can be easily performed by Family Historian, it has several queries that cover most of what you want and you can create your own. There is a 30 day free trial of ...
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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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Seeking Photo Management Software for genealogical research?

Calico Pie's Family Historian software allows the user to add photos and link faces in the photos to their entries in FH. The feature list says: In Family Historian, not only can you add as many ...
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Seeking Photo Management Software for genealogical research?

PhotoIdent, a product from Germany, has the requested features. As it features a English website, I assume there is an English language version of the software too. I haven't tried it personally.
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Seeking free/open software or method to view/edit PAF file in Windows 10

Ancestral Quest is built on the same codebase as PAF and is probably the easiest upgrade path for a PAF user. See their FAQ on Database File Formats. Ancestral Quest is a commercial product. The ...
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Publishing family tree online?

Contrary to others, I recommend AGAINST ancestry.com. There have been many complaints of them "not receiving" cancel instructions for the "free" trial that actually requires a ...
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Publishing family tree online?

{substantially edited} I have had a similar need: to share trees with images and biographies -- subscription-free. In principle, the research, data entry and design of your tree is a separate thing ...
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Web site or other means for collaborative annotation of photographs and documents?

Have you taken a look at Flickr.com? You can start groups, but also, you could just set up an account, and organize into albums... and download the entire album. You can also change your privacy and ...
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Software/service for informal genealogy book?

I like the software Gramps to export my data in book format. You can include graphs, images, etc. Pretty easy to use also. Software is free and can be downloaded from here. Also, see Printing (or pdf)...
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Fractal display of a family tree on a computer screen

It is not quite fractal, but with Kith & Kin you can zoom in and out and move around the tree area. See Tutorial - Using the Tree Area The disadvantage with the Tree Area is that you have to ...
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Statistical analysis of data within my genealogy program?

A free program that provides some useful statistics is My Family Tree by Chronoplex Software. On their description of their Statistics, they say: "The Statistics view displays a variety of ...
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Software/tool to generate 'trial' family trees?

I have personally become a fan of LucidChart.com for anything I need to rough out or even formally do for smaller trees. It has a few tree / family tree / genealogy charts that can handle small ...
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Seeking Photo Management Software for genealogical research?

You can do what you want in any of the major photo editing programmes such as Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Gimp etc. The thing to do is to increase the canvas size so that you have a large white ...
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Transfering family tree from My Heritage to free software program without losing data

To move information from a MyHeritage family site, you could: Download a GEDCOM directly from MyHeritage or you could use MyHeritage's FamilyTree Builder software (available for Windows or Mac) to ...
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Publishing family tree online?

Like others, I find Ancestry is excessively interested in selling enough DNA kits to pay for their incessant TV adverts. After trying a couple of other websites, I use Wikitree. This is free to use, ...
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How to generate a report of ancestors by generation?

I am not entirely sure how you can calculate a generation number without an root descendant unless you are expecting to set the most recent descendant as generation 1 and you can guarantee that there ...
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Seeking website/service that allows unauthenticated access to published trees?

Tribal Pages allows this. Tribal Pages allows visitors to the site to browse published trees as guests - without an account. As the publisher of the tree you can control the level of information ...
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Software options to display whole tree from imported GEDCOM?

Take a look at Family Circles a project of mine and see if that addresses what you had in mind. No limit on descendents or ancestors All relations are shown in one view Software does assume a person ...
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Web site or other means for collaborative annotation of photographs and documents?

I would have thought a Blog would be ideal for this. Something like Wordpress with each photo on its own post and only allow comments from family members (Wordpress login required). Store all the ...
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Is there any program that automatically imports sources attached to the FamilySearch tree?

Today, Randy Seaver wrote a blog post about how RootsMagic Can Import Sources From FamilySearch Family Tree. He gives an example and shows a screen where he compares RootsMagic Sources on the left ...
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How to upload a "stripped" GEDCOM to DNA sites

Family Historian has a gedcom export plugin available that has a specific export option for this scenario. However, the free trial version does not allow the running of plugins and so may be an ...
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What can analyze a tree and suggest what your next research goal(s) should be?

I've never tried it myself but I think that Gramps offers a feature like this: What's next? The What's Next Gramplet displays a list of the "most urgent" information gaps in your family tree. It ...
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