How do I print a family tree chart from genealogy software?
Q. I'm new to genealogy software and I'd like to create a printout of everyone in my family tree. How can I do this?
A. Previous versions of Family Tree Maker <www.familytreemaker.com> could print an All-In-One Chart showing all of a person's relatives. (Updates to version 2008 might bring it back.) Other programs don't offer this report, primarily because an All-In-One Chart works fine with a small number of relatives — say, 25 or fewer — but quickly becomes unwieldy with a larger family.
If you're researching your ancestors and some of their descendants, you'll find it more useful to print several charts and reports, each focusing on a single family or one person's ancestors or descendants. For example: