|Common features of Family
Tree and Genealogy Software
| Individual View: This
view allows you to view details of each individual on your famiy
| Family View: This view option shows an entire family
- parents and children. Most packages will display names, birth
dates, death dates, marriage dates, education, baptism dates, occupations
and more. |
| Pedigree View: This view usually gives you a four-generation
direct line pedigree chart for an individual. |
| Ancestor Charts: Similar to a pedigree view but
shows more generations for an individual's direct-line ancestors,
you can usually control how much information is included. |
| Kinship Report: Lists the relationship of a a selected
individual to every person on the tree. |
Quickly displays the relationship of one person to another on
your family tree, even if it is half 4th cousin 3 times removed!
|Genealogy Report: A detailed
listing of family information that is presented in a narrative
format like a book. Included are the basic facts about each
family member and will sometimes include biographical information.
| Descendant Charts: This
view displays an individual on your family tree with all his
or her descendants.
on the source, you may find conflicting information regarding
the same event or fact, e.g., about the date, location, or some
other detail. You can record and display conflicting information
as alternate facts until you can confirm which is correct by
later research. Very useful when building your family tree!
|Gedcom: This is a file
format that is primarily used for exchanging data between different
genealogy databases and programs. There are many utilities which
can create or operate on GEDCOM files.