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How do I create a Hard Copy Genealogy Package for my relatives

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Author Wall Chart + Book w/ Genomaps and Pics + Descendant's Report
Posted Wednesday, June 22, 2022 - Post #42292
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Over the years, a lot of the feedback I've received from my relatives is that they find the family tree I've posted online "confusing".

I'm not sure if that's due to their lack of familiarity with the standard Narrative Report, or they can't see enough on their computer to figure out where they fit into the tree, and how they are related to others, or due to the "rules" I've implemented in the tree (eg, if the person is born in Greece, their name is written in Greek.  If they emigrated to an English-speaking country, they have their English name added.  If they were born in an English-speaking country, their English name appears first).

I've used the software long enough, that I don't see what they see, but I still have problems when someone is hyperlinked off of one GenoMap and onto another or another section of the same GenoMap.

They will also sometimes phone me and ask how I am related to so-and-so.   Assuming I have the other person in my tree, I can run the Kinship Calculator and tell them how they are related (sometimes they are related in more than one way due to endogamy)

I've asked if they want me to switch to another Family Tree program, but they don't know enough to give me an opinion.

The solution I've thought of is to offer them:
  1. free electronic access through GenoPro family trees,
  2. ability to purchase a large plot (48" by however many feet required) of a specific surname or ancestral couple's descendants.  In the cases of endogamy, eg 2nd or 3rd cousins marrying one another, the marriage and descendants would be duplicated on both side of the tree (and highlighted as being a duplicate),
  3. free PDF file (8.5" x 11" or A4 format) of the Genomaps of a specific surname or ancestral couple's descendants with one nuclear family on the even side of a page, and their associated photographs on the facing even side of a page, and
  4. free PDF file of the Descendant's report for a specific surname or ancestral couple.  That way they can use the Table of Contents or Index to flip to a specific person and read their details/notes, while also being able to look at items 1, 2, and/or 3 above.
So while Item 2 would look like this:

Item 3, with the same information, might look like this:

My questions are:
  1. Has anyone received this kind of feedback from your relatives?  What did you do to resolve it?
  2. Is there an easy way to automate the creation of Item 3 from Item 2?
  3. If not, can I have both versions of the genomap in the same file?
  4. If I follow my layout rules, from Item 2 above.  Some people will appear multiple times on the same genomap (eg 2nd cousins who marry will appear twice on a genomap, so will all their kids.  If a pair of their grandkids (great-grandkids?) marry, they will appear 4x on a genomap).  If I mark the duplicate iterations of individuals and weddings as Do Not Show in report, will they appear in the right spots in Item 4 (the Descendant's Report)?
  5. Is there a way to automatically generate and display the hierarchical numbers from the Descendant's Report on the actual GenoMap?
  6. Can you change the format of the hierarchical number from the Descendant's report so they don't all start at "1".  For example, make it ABC1, so you can separate them by GenoMap?
  7. Is there an easier more elegant way to give my relatives useful information?

Edited: Wednesday, June 22, 2022 by NiKo

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