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22 May 2020, 11:46 pm

A genealogy program is best as you can save your whole database and print trees and reports as you like, but these printable pdfs let you enter and save data so you can make nice charts and keep a connected file of them:

http://misbach.org/free-pdf-charts.html


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22 May 2020, 11:55 pm

Nice! I have some “old-fashioned” versions that you fill in by hand. How tedious :-?

I’ve been using the Family Tree Maker programme since the days of dial-up internet and getting your record information from CDs. Much, much better now.



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23 May 2020, 12:13 am

Darmok wrote:
A genealogy program is best as you can save your whole database and print trees and reports as you like, but these printable pdfs let you enter and save data so you can make nice charts and keep a connected file of them:

http://misbach.org/free-pdf-charts.html


I just fainted a little bit. Thank you soooo much!! !! !!

Which one do you use? Everyone had lots of children so I need lots of space!!



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23 May 2020, 12:41 am

IsabellaLinton wrote:
Darmok wrote:
A genealogy program is best as you can save your whole database and print trees and reports as you like, but these printable pdfs let you enter and save data so you can make nice charts and keep a connected file of them:

http://misbach.org/free-pdf-charts.html


I just fainted a little bit. Thank you soooo much!! ! ! ! !

Which one do you use? Everyone had lots of children so I need lots of space!!

The Pedigree Chart and the Family Group Record Sheet are the two basics, one going upward and the other downward. You can pretty much keep track of all your connections with copies of those two.

I use the Mac program Reunion, which, like all genealogy programs, is really just an automated version of those two types of charts.


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23 May 2020, 10:31 am

Darmok wrote:
I use the Mac program Reunion, which, like all genealogy programs, is really just an automated version of those two types of charts.


8O 8O 8O 8O 8O

That looks incredible!! ! I'm DEFINITELY investing in that and dropping off the face of Earth as I organise my notes. Thanks again Darmok for saving the world with your interplanetary knowledge!

Question from a newbie minion:
How do you print those huge pages? Do you have to send them to a print shop?
I really don't see my printer making anything larger than a standard sized page.



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23 May 2020, 11:33 am

IsabellaLinton wrote:
Darmok wrote:
I use the Mac program Reunion, which, like all genealogy programs, is really just an automated version of those two types of charts.

8O 8O 8O 8O 8O

That looks incredible!! ! I'm DEFINITELY investing in that and dropping off the face of Earth as I organise my notes. Thanks again Darmok for saving the world with your interplanetary knowledge!

Question from a newbie minion:
How do you print those huge pages? Do you have to send them to a print shop?
I really don't see my printer making anything larger than a standard sized page.

It will print a large chart on multiple pages that you can tape together. (Not beautiful, but quite functional.) I believe you can also send a file out to be printed on large paper as a special service, but I've never tried that option.


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23 May 2020, 11:38 am

Darmok wrote:
IsabellaLinton wrote:
Darmok wrote:
I use the Mac program Reunion, which, like all genealogy programs, is really just an automated version of those two types of charts.

8O 8O 8O 8O 8O

That looks incredible!! ! I'm DEFINITELY investing in that and dropping off the face of Earth as I organise my notes. Thanks again Darmok for saving the world with your interplanetary knowledge!

Question from a newbie minion:
How do you print those huge pages? Do you have to send them to a print shop?
I really don't see my printer making anything larger than a standard sized page.

It will print a large chart on multiple pages that you can tape together. (Not beautiful, but quite functional.) I believe you can also send a file out to be printed on large paper as a special service, but I've never tried that option.


Gotcha. Thanks.

Last question, I promise hope.
Does Mac Reunion help you locate ancestry data, or is it just for organising the info you glean from other places?

I'd assume a bit of both, or that you can import info somehow.

Sign me up for lots of smiles soon. :P



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23 May 2020, 12:48 pm

IsabellaLinton wrote:
Darmok wrote:
IsabellaLinton wrote:
Darmok wrote:
I use the Mac program Reunion, which, like all genealogy programs, is really just an automated version of those two types of charts.

8O 8O 8O 8O 8O

That looks incredible!! ! I'm DEFINITELY investing in that and dropping off the face of Earth as I organise my notes. Thanks again Darmok for saving the world with your interplanetary knowledge!

Question from a newbie minion:
How do you print those huge pages? Do you have to send them to a print shop?
I really don't see my printer making anything larger than a standard sized page.

It will print a large chart on multiple pages that you can tape together. (Not beautiful, but quite functional.) I believe you can also send a file out to be printed on large paper as a special service, but I've never tried that option.


Gotcha. Thanks.

Last question, I promise hope.
Does Mac Reunion help you locate ancestry data, or is it just for organising the info you glean from other places?

I'd assume a bit of both, or that you can import info somehow.

Sign me up for lots of smiles soon. :P

It's not an online program so it doesn't search the web for info you don't have -- you have to do that separately. There is a standard genealogy file format, however, and you can import or export files in that format if you find one online.


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23 May 2020, 1:24 pm

Darmok wrote:
IsabellaLinton wrote:
Darmok wrote:
IsabellaLinton wrote:
Darmok wrote:
I use the Mac program Reunion, which, like all genealogy programs, is really just an automated version of those two types of charts.

8O 8O 8O 8O 8O

That looks incredible!! ! I'm DEFINITELY investing in that and dropping off the face of Earth as I organise my notes. Thanks again Darmok for saving the world with your interplanetary knowledge!

Question from a newbie minion:
How do you print those huge pages? Do you have to send them to a print shop?
I really don't see my printer making anything larger than a standard sized page.

It will print a large chart on multiple pages that you can tape together. (Not beautiful, but quite functional.) I believe you can also send a file out to be printed on large paper as a special service, but I've never tried that option.


Gotcha. Thanks.

Last question, I promise hope.
Does Mac Reunion help you locate ancestry data, or is it just for organising the info you glean from other places?

I'd assume a bit of both, or that you can import info somehow.

Sign me up for lots of smiles soon. :P

It's not an online program so it doesn't search the web for info you don't have -- you have to do that separately. There is a standard genealogy file format, however, and you can import or export files in that format if you find one online.


Perfect!
I have enough trouble amassing the info from Ancestry. I just needed a format to organise it all.

(( you da best )) :twisted:



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23 May 2020, 4:26 pm

Darmok
May I ask a question about Reunion? I'm doing the free demo. I loaded lots of people but it doesn't (ever) put the children / siblings in age order on the tree view. It shows me before my brother (he's older) and my dad before my aunt (she's older), even though I put the birthdates in. Why wouldn't children be shown in birth order?

AGHGHGHG

Edit: nvm :roll: I discovered I can drag and drop them. Whoops! (blushes)



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24 May 2020, 12:13 pm

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My great aunt may have murdered two husbands


I"m working on this now. Turns out her first husband had immigrated from Salem, MA :skull: and was running a business with German POW's as slave labour, during WW2. There were local riots and protests about it.

Hmmmm.. This gets curiouser and curiouser.

She was a crazy lady who also abducted my mother and aunt, but that's another story.



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25 May 2020, 9:11 am

Why would he immigrate FROM the US, BACK to Germany?

It would make sense today....but not in those days.



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25 May 2020, 9:23 am

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Why would he immigrate FROM the US, BACK to Germany?

It would make sense today....but not in those days.


No, it wasn't in Germany. He had German POW's working for his business.



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25 May 2020, 9:25 am

Oh. I see :)

I should have discerned that.



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26 May 2020, 5:48 am

French and French Canadians dating back as long as 1580.