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Not a question just help for other users regarding large trees.
Eric Dalton
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For whatever it's worth.

 

I had asked if the software had a way of mapping direct ancestors. In large trees with many "branches" and "twigs," keeping track of who is who and how they are related quickly becomes difficult. Especially in the "classic view." I was told it didn't, so I used a time consuming but helpful process of marking the icon of a direct ancestor with a picture. One picture for my father's side, another one for my mother's side. Anyway, it helps me and other relatives who view my tree keep track of where they are.

Eric Dalton
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RE: Not a question just help for other users regarding large trees.
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That is a great idea, which I will try, but here are some tricks I found helpful:  I based the tree on my parents and CAPITALIZED their first names.  The first names of their DIRECT ancestors are also CAPITALIZED, which helps enormously following direct lines, especially downward, for all my parents' direct descendants.  Fortunately, my family's ancestry is lousy with nobility, so I also used family coats of arms as identifiers whenever possible.  When their is a biographical note large or small for anybody, both first and last names are between asterisks like so:  *HUYBERTUS Horst*  or  *Henry Donald Mac Gillavry* (not a direct ancestor), or MARIE-MADELEINE CHARLOTTE CHRETIENNE le Cocq (de Vicq de Cumptich).
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