May I suggest you join for free the FHUG at http://www.fhug.org.uk/cgi-bin/index.cgi
there are advice Forums, a Knowledge Base, free Software Downloads, etc.
One big advantage over this FHU Mailing list is that images of Diagrams, Option windows,
etc can be posted, that are much easier to follow.
<snippet> Also is it possible to change the background colour of the chart boxes?
Yes, with the Diagram displayed use menubar Diagram > Options, or right-click on a
blank area and choose Diagram Options.
Select the Boxes tab and there are some predefined Conditions that allow Box Fill to be
You don't say what rationale you want to use to select the Box Fill colour - maybe Sex
of individual, or maybe Box Type.
Anyway choose a Condition, then pick a Tab below, then click Edit Features, and if
necessary tick Box Fill, and finally choose a Colour.
Click OK, and then click Apply to see what the Diagram looks like.
When you like it, before you click OK decide whether to tick or untick 'Save as
default' bottom left.
Leave it ticked to make your colours the default in all future Diagrams, or set it
unticked to only apply to this Chart.
<snippet> decided to load the project into my original genealogy program, but
unfortunately this program won’t load the FH .ged file. <snippet>
FH is 100% GEDCOM compatible, but other genealogy programs often are not.
FH V5.0.7 has improved GEDCOM Export features, plus Plugins, and other FHUG software that
help with exporting to other software.
What is your original genealogy program? There may already be solutions in FH or at the
<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.
BTW: If you choose a Root Couple instead of a Root Person, more family members will
usually be included.
Either select the Couple on a Diagram (hold the Ctrl key and left-click them both) or
select the Family Record on the Records Window Families tab.
Then choose the All Relatives Diagram, or any other Diagram style.
There are a couple of techniques to help resolve your request:
(1) Include more sub-Diagrams into the main All Relatives Diagram based on you & your
wife as Root Couple.
With the Diagram open use Diagram > Insert Into Diagram and choose a Diagram style -
perhaps All Relatives but sometimes others work better.
Then choose a new Root Person/Couple such as one of your 7 grandchildren, perhaps with
The inserted tree will need some pruning to hide duplicate branches, and moving to avoid
overlapping the main tree.
This can be repeated for each of the 7 grandchildren, but depending your family complexity
may become unwieldy.
You may now see the problem FH has with an Entire Pool Diagram.
(2) Create separate Diagrams to supplement the main All Relatives Diagram based on you
& your wife as Root Couple.
Create separate All Relatives Diagrams for each of your 7 grandchildren, perhaps with
These may each need pruning to avoid duplicating branches shown on other Diagrams.
If required, the resulting Diagrams can be combined into one multi-page PDF document using
separate software such as IrfanView.
Regards, Mike Tate
[mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Alan
Sent: 27 November 2012 20:29
To: Family Historian
Subject: [FHU] Charts
I have 7 Grandchildren and obviously they all share their Grandparents ancestors. They
also have their own family which is not related to grandparents. I want to produce a chart
which includes all records in the project irrespective of Root Person, i.e. the whole
family. The FH Everyone chart is useless for my purpose as I require a chart similar to
All Relatives without loads of coloured bands.
I haven’t found a way to do this yet and decided to load the project into my original
genealogy program, but unfortunately this program won’t load the FH .ged file. Another,
not very acceptable, possibility is to save each family group as a jpeg file and use a
photo processing program to merge them. Can anyone think of an easier way to get what I
want in FH? Also is it possible to change the background colour of the chart boxes?
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