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Finding relationships

From: Growing and Sharing Your Family Tree

Video: Finding relationships

Normally, when you're inside the Family view of the People workspace and you click on somebody that gives you an instant relationship view of that person to the Home Person. So here David is my dad, John is my granddad and Johann is my great-grandfather, because I am the Home Person. Sometimes you want to check relationships between two individuals, either one of which is the Home Person. So there's another way to do that. That's under Tools. Tools > Relationship Calculator. Just think. If you forget where the Relationship Calculator is located in the menu up there, just think of it as a tool and you can track it down that way.

Finding relationships

Normally, when you're inside the Family view of the People workspace and you click on somebody that gives you an instant relationship view of that person to the Home Person. So here David is my dad, John is my granddad and Johann is my great-grandfather, because I am the Home Person. Sometimes you want to check relationships between two individuals, either one of which is the Home Person. So there's another way to do that. That's under Tools. Tools > Relationship Calculator. Just think. If you forget where the Relationship Calculator is located in the menu up there, just think of it as a tool and you can track it down that way.

Click on that. It opens up this fairly complicated looking dialog box but it's actually basically simple. There are two people here, the current people selected, the Home Person, and the person currently active. You can select any two individuals here and check their relationship. Well, I'm going to check Johann's relationship to somebody else. So I'll click on that and I will click on Grace Doris. So Johann is the father of Grace Doris and if I click this little switch, it says, oh! Grace is the daughter of Johann. Let me just change Grace. Instead of Grace, I will go to an early Sengstack, Johann, go back to a few generations.

Now you see that Johann is the second great-grandfather of Johann IV, which you'd expect. That's basically how you can do a Relationship Calculation for two selected individuals inside the Relationship Calculator.

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Growing and Sharing Your Family Tree

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Jeff Sengstack
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  1. 5m 52s
    1. Welcome
      1m 6s
    2. Why grow your family tree?
      1m 43s
    3. Workflow for growing and sharing a family tree
      1m 51s
    4. Using the exercise files
      1m 12s
  2. 39m 37s
    1. Installing Family Tree Maker
      1m 29s
    2. Introducing Family Tree Maker
      4m 38s
    3. Standardizing names, dates, and locations
      1m 59s
    4. Getting started with Family Tree Maker
      4m 50s
    5. Including source information
      3m 29s
    6. Adding more names: children, spouses, unrelated individuals, and parents
      6m 0s
    7. Inputting notes, facts, and media
      7m 36s
    8. Fine-tuning information
      5m 45s
    9. Viewing and printing simplified ancestor charts to identify gaps in knowledge
      3m 51s
  3. 16m 44s
    1. Going on a treasure hunt
      1m 20s
    2. Getting photos and documents onto your computer
      12m 12s
    3. Using DNA to trace your roots
      3m 12s
  4. 12m 56s
    1. Finding others who have researched your family tree
      5m 4s
    2. Importing family tree files
      5m 10s
    3. Talking to older relatives
      1m 1s
    4. Visiting ancestral locales
      1m 41s
  5. 24m 10s
    1. Leafing through Family Tree Maker's ancestry hints
      2m 44s
    2. Installing Family Tree Maker's viewer
      1m 34s
    3. Merging ancestry hint document data into your family tree
      12m 23s
    4. Saving documents and linking them to individuals
      7m 29s
  6. 24m 53s
    1. How the internet can help you
      3m 53s
    2. Drawing up an internet research strategy
      5m 28s
    3. Tips, tricks, and techniques for searching Ancestry.com
      7m 43s
    4. Reviewing the major internet genealogy sites
      7m 49s
  7. 48m 18s
    1. Associating place names with people and events
      8m 55s
    2. Adding, viewing, and linking images and media to people
      9m 41s
    3. Customizing and printing charts
      9m 34s
    4. Backing up, restoring, and exporting files
      5m 46s
    5. Setting the home person
      57s
    6. Finding relationships
      1m 19s
    7. Sorting children
      1m 1s
    8. Replacing terms
      1m 11s
    9. Making facts private
      2m 35s
    10. Moving data items
      1m 42s
    11. Reviewing data
      2m 7s
    12. Merging two trees
      3m 30s
  8. 7m 49s
    1. Creating family history audio recordings, videos, slideshows, and DVDs
      3m 43s
    2. Collaborating and sharing online
      4m 6s
  9. 2m 17s
    1. Goodbye
      2m 17s

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