Help Ancestor Tree
The Ancestor tree displays a primary individual at the left, with his or her ancestors extending to the right.
To view the descendant tree, click the View menu and select Descendant Tree or just click the icon in the toolbar.
Getting Around the Ancestor Tree
Click a box to edit an individual.
Add mothers and fathers just by clicking the boxes labelled "Click to add father..." and "Click to add father...."
To add other relatives:
More Ancestor 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 an ancestor tree, this means that the primary individual displays with his or her direct ancestors.
How can I show the tree with a different primary individual?
How can I get my tree to show more people?
You can 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 ancestor, descendant, and descendant cascade trees.
Why can't I see other relatives such as uncles, aunts, and children?
Other views show different sets of individuals:
How can I switch to a different tree?
Why is the ancestor tree on its side?
How can I see everyone in my file?
How many people can I add to my family?
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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