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Fan Chart

10 August 2018 - 10:50 AM

Hi guys,


Has anyone any recommendations for a program that will create a fan chart from RM7 data? I know there's a third party service available but what I'm looking for is something I can play with locally while my tree is developing.




How to record a parent - help please.

01 August 2018 - 02:16 AM

I'd really appreciate some input from users on the best way to document some information.


In 1852 a young woman gave birth to a son, the father was not named on the birth certificate which records the birth in a Poor House. Three years later she married and both took the husbands family name.


Step forward 166 years and with Y-DNA it's possible to show that the father was effectively the woman's employer. The 1851 Census shows the woman living as a servant in the household of the father who was married with a wife and two children.


Now if I map the son and his mother then add the father, Roots automatically shows the man and woman as 'Spouse' which is not correct. I can add the subsequent marriage and show the link to the son as 'Adopted' though I guess in that era it would have been an informal arrangement.


I'm sure this is not a unique scenario and I'd welcome the opportunity to know how others have mapped the situation.