Help Descendant Tree
The descendant tree displays the primary individual at the top and his or her descendants below. Spouses are connected with a horizontal double line.
To view the descendant tree, click the View menu and select Descendant Tree or just click the icon in the toolbar.
The descendant tree is available only for Netscape and Internet Explorer browsers version 5 and higher. Other browsers should use the descendant cascade tree instead.
Getting Around the Descendant Tree
Click a box to edit an individual.
To add more individuals:
More Descendant Tree Questions and AnswersWhy do boxes sometimes change color?
also: What does the little triangle mean?
The darker box indicates the currently selected individual (on some browsers, this is shown with a little triangle). You can select an individual by holding your mouse over his or her name. If you run a search or change trees, the selected person becomes the primary individual in the search or the view.
What is a Primary Individual?
In a descendant tree, this means that the primary individual displays at the top with his or her direct descendants below.
How can I show the tree with a different primary individual?
How can I switch to a different tree?
How can I get my tree to show more people?
You can also set the maximum number of generations to display in trees by clicking the Format menu and selecting "Number of Generations in Tree." This setting applies to all trees: descendant, ancestor, and descendant cascade trees.
How many people can I add to my family?
How can I see everyone in my file?
How can I save my file?
You can also share your tree with others by publishing it to a free personal home page just click the Share menu and choose "Publish to my Home Page."
Why do I keep getting a message that "A script on this page is causing Internet explorer to run slowly"?
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