Genelines is companion program for Family Tree Maker®, Personal Ancestral File®, Legacy Family Tree, Ancestry Family Tree, Ancestral Quest, and many other genealogy programs.

Genelines produces a suite of seven, full color timeline charts with user-definable historical events.

Genelines Universal uses the data already entered in your genealogy database program to automatically include people, event dates and places in your charts. If present, applicable notes and sources from your family database will also be included in the Text View. While Genelines is not a data entry program, it does allow you to enter extra life events for individuals who are already in your family database.

The following charts illustrate the ancestry of Ray Newcombe and his wife Sheila née Knill, in an eight generation fan chart , an eight generation pedigree chart and a direct paternal line chart to their common ancestor.

The Ray Newcombe Fan Chart.

The Fan Chart portrays a chosen subject's pedigree in the form of an open fan, or half circle. In contrast to the other relationship charts, which have rectangular boxes spanning birth & death dates, the Fan chart has curved boxes linked by generation, showing the ancestors' year of birth across a time line. The Fan chart is divided into two parts: a paternal side on the left, showing the subject's paternal ancestors, and a maternal side on the right, showing the subject's maternal ancestors. The time line reflects this split; the left side begins with the birth of the oldest ancestor and spans 'forward' to the death date of the subject (or present date if living), ending in the middle of the chart. The time line then begins again in the center, spanning 'backward' to the birth of the oldest ancestor on the right side. A mark is placed in the middle of the time line as a reference point for users.

The Ray Newcombe Pedigree Chart.

The Pedigree Chart will display linked life bars for all ancestors of an individual for as many generations as selected and available in your data file. The timeline will begin with the birth date of the eldest person on the chart and end with the latest (most current) date for any person chosen for display. You may select the direction of the timeline to be either left to right, or right to left. Descent lines, linking two individuals, are lined up vertically between the parent and the birth date of the child. These descent lines are given the same color as the child’s life bar.

The Newcombe & Knill Direct Line Relationship Chart.

The Direct Line Chart shows the direct line (linked) relationship between two individuals. This is a useful way to relate two people to the times they lived or to follow a single branch of a family back through time and history. The timeline for this chart includes the dates of individual life spans as well as the date of their relationship (i.e. descent line). The spouse is always shown in a second bar immediately below each individual. Optionally, you can choose to include generation numbers, birth and death dates, and historical events in this chart. You can also include marriage and child symbols which are particularly useful if all the siblings of ancestors have been entered in the data file. See also Content Options. When all dates are available for everyone on the chart, long life span trends, early or late marriage trends, birthing trends, etc., are all visible and easily followed from parent to child. If this information is not complete, the Genelines chart shows you what is missing.

The Sheila Knill Fan Chart.

The Fan Chart portrays a chosen subject's pedigree in the form of an open fan, or half circle. In contrast to the other relationship charts, which have rectangular boxes spanning birth & death dates, the Fan chart has curved boxes linked by generation, showing the ancestors' year of birth across a time line. The Fan chart is divided into two parts: a paternal side on the left, showing the subject's paternal ancestors, and a maternal side on the right, showing the subject's maternal ancestors. The time line reflects this split; the left side begins with the birth of the oldest ancestor and spans 'forward' to the death date of the subject (or present date if living), ending in the middle of the chart. The time line then begins again in the center, spanning 'backward' to the birth of the oldest ancestor on the right side. A mark is placed in the middle of the time line as a reference point for users.

The Sheila Knill Pedigree Chart.

The Pedigree Chart will display linked life bars for all ancestors of an individual for as many generations as selected and available in your data file. The timeline will begin with the birth date of the eldest person on the chart and end with the latest (most current) date for any person chosen for display. You may select the direction of the timeline to be either left to right, or right to left. Descent lines, linking two individuals, are lined up vertically between the parent and the birth date of the child. These descent lines are given the same color as the child’s life bar.