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Pedigree or Family Tree Charts

Paternal Family Tree Pedigree

The chart you begin with is a pedigree chart, an ascendant chart. On it you start with yourself and work back in time, generation by generation, filling in your parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, and so on, as far back as you can. starts with you and shows the line of your direct ancestors. It is sometimes called a family tree, lineage, or ancestry chart. Think of the pedigree chart as a shorthand master outline of your bloodline. A quick glance at it alerts you to the blank spots in...

Genealogy file formats

We explain the file types you're most likely to come across while researching ANC AHN Native formats of Our Family Tree. You can convert them into GEDCOM files, too. BAK A native format of Personal Ancestral File. You can also convert these into GEDCOM files. DAT Another native format of Personal Ancestral File. Again, convertible to GEDCOM. DjVu Pronounced d j vu, this is a compressed graphics format commonly used to display scanned pages on the web. The pages appear in much the same way that...