# Finding relationships

## 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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#### This video is part of

Growing and Sharing Your Family Tree

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1. ### Introduction

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. ### 1. Using Family Tree Maker to Start Organizing Your Data

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. ### 2. Tracking Down Tangible Evidence

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. ### 3. Conducting Person-to-Person Research

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. ### 4. Using Family Tree Maker to Take a Foray into Internet Research

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. ### 5. Delving Deeper into Internet Research

24m 53s
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. ### 6. Using Family Tree Maker's Advanced Features

48m 18s
1. Associating place names with people and events
8m 55s
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. ### 7. Sharing Your Family Tree Data, Documents, Images, and Stories

7m 49s
1. Creating family history audio recordings, videos, slideshows, and DVDs
3m 43s
2. Collaborating and sharing online
4m 6s

2m 17s
1. Goodbye
2m 17s

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