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Ancestor Charts

Also called pedigree or direct line charts, these start with an individual and link the parents, grandparents, and so on. Like descendant charts, ancestor charts may be either horizontal or vertical.

 

Horizontal Ancestor Charts (Horizontal Direct Line charts).

A horizontal chart proceeds in a left to right direction, starting with the person at the root of the chart , then the descendants (starting with parents) are symetrically spaced above and below the symmetry of the root person.

The order of the field may also be altered (see "Altering the type and order of fields in a chart"). The layout can be manually altered by clicking on a line and dragging the line from left to right or from top to bottom. Clicking on the root person (left most person) will drag the entire chart.

 

 

 

 

Vertical Ancestor Charts (Vertical Direct Line charts).

 

These are symmetrically spaced with the first person at the top, and descendants (starting with parents) symmetrically to the left/right. As for the horizontal chart the spacing can be manually altered by clicking on a line and dragging the line from left to right or from top to bottom. Clicking on the root person (top most person) will drag the entire chart.