Jim wrote- My pet peeve so far has been that I cannot find software that somewhere in the reports doesn't limit the report to 16 or so generations, so one ends up having to "connect" say the 16th generation to the 17th by simply making a new report.... instead of it just printing the entire report consisting of maybe 25 generations.
Jim- I do not have any files that contain purported ancestors stretching back that many generations, but as I recall I did experiment with UFT 2.x years ago by making a fifty (50) generation father/son test file.
As I recall, UFT did produce a Family Journal Descendant or Descendant Text file of all fifty generations. I also recall that the formatting changed between the 16th and seventeenth generations (an additional leading space or something) indicating that the Report coding had been written at two different times. Perhaps The original Roots program was limited to 16 generations, but I believe that at least one current UFT "Descendant Text" Report will exceed 16 generations. John