Since my last report, I have been busy compiling a database with Family Historian to enable me to create descendant charts for my book. I now have over 2,000 individuals in the database, with available information such as baptism or birth, death or burial, marriage, and associated places. I have been experimenting with Family Historian's chartmaking capabilities. I discovered that a complete chart of the entire Pettus family, beginning with the progenitor, Thomas Petyous of Norwich, England, requires 684 pages to display when scaled to the minimum readable size. Obviously, that number of additional pages will be a significant cost driver. I have been experimenting with breaking the overall chart into smaller charts for different branches of the family hoping that I can eliminate some of the blank pages on the complete chart due to some branches dying out sooner than others. When I have finished with this experiment, I will have to make a decision whether to actually include the charts in my book or to make a GEDCOM file on CD that will be in a back pocket of my book. That way, the reader can use his or her own software to display family trees. I don't yet know how much that would cost. Another alternative is to post the files to a website for my book. Of course, as digital technology evolves, the CD or any website may become obsolete. Good quality paper probably will last a lot longer.