On 27/11/2012 22:53, Beryl & Mike Tate wrote:
<snippet> I want to produce a chart which includes all records
in the project irrespective of Root Person, i.e. the whole family. <snippet>
You are not alone, as this is a recurring request in the FHUG Forums, where there is a
Wish List item for an Entire Pool Diagram feature.
All Relatives Diagrams, as you discovered, only include blood relatives of the Root
Person/Couple plus their immediate spouses and descendants.
If you View > Standard Query > Search For Orphans, despite its name, it actually
lists all members of one family under the same Pool number, however distant that
Your family is probably all in Pool number 1 and would all be displayed in an Entire Pool
Diagram whoever was chosen as Root,_but that feature does not yet exist._
There is an Everyone chart, available from View -> Standard Diagram
Types -> Everyone. This displays literally every individual in the file,
including orphans. The trouble is that to display the ancestry of
spouses as well as that of the diagram root person, it creates as
separate mini-tree for that spouse and links the two spouse boxes with a
ribbon. It also inevitably duplicates the children of that union and
links them with ribbons, hence the mess of ribbons Alan describes.
Turning off the ribbons cleans the diagram up but it then becomes
difficult to spot the duplicates. (This problem applies also to Alan's
original program, Gedbox.) I think what Alan wants is a diagram that
will add the spouse's tree to the root person's tree without creating
that separately and I haven't been able to do that. Adding an All
Relatives tree for the spouse to the All Relatives diagram is probably
the best option but it depends on how deep Alan wants his final tree to be.