Ancestor Charts

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Ancestor Charts

To display the Ancestors Charts from the Individual Page:


Ancestor Chart selection


You can click on the Ancestors tab to display the individual's ancestor chart. The default is 4 generations in Larger Box (site override for Standard) View format. If you want to see more generations, you can click on the Generations Pulldown and change the number of generations you want to see.

Note that if you display more than four generations you will also have to scroll right to view the chart.


You can click on the right arrow of one of the right most boxes to view the previous generation of ancestor in the pedigree view.



Chart Options

You can click on:

  • Larger View (site override for Standard) option to get the large box descendant chart. When Standard is selected, all birth, marriage, and death/burial dates (when available) will be included in a hidden popup box. Click on the Down Arrow to view the popup box information.
  • TNG V10 incorporates the capability of the Vertical Ancestor Chart. This tab creates a vertical ancestor chart for every individual. Because gaps caused by missing ancestors are closed up, it uses less room than the standard ancestor charts, and the viewer can easily scroll the chart. This means you can display charts for more than 12 generations.
  • Smaller View (site override for Compact) option to get the smaller box descendant chart. The Compact format is similar to Standard, but the box size is greatly reduced, and no photos are displayed.
  • Text Only (site override for Text) option to get a text-based version of the descendancy chart (no boxes or popup windows) will be shown first.
  • Box option to get the standard information in the pedigree boxes at all times.
  • Register to get a Register (or narrative) Listing
  • Ahnentafel to get an Ahnentafel listing. Ahnentafel is a genealogical numbering system that allows one to list a person's ancestors in a particular order.
  • Media to get a side by side view of the individual's parents ancestors

The user will always have the option to switch among these display types after viewing the initial display.


Note the image shown is for a TNG 6.2 environment. TNG 7.0 adds PDF as a selection to allow the user to create a PDF file of the selected Descendant chart.

Individual / Family Info Popup

Ancestor Chart Information


You can click on the down arrow under the ancestor box to display information on the individual and his/her family.