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 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.