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Use Program Tools to help Understand your Family History and Create a Genealogy Tree

Ancestry programs are filled with features and tools that can assist you to build and understand the data that you have, as well as important family history facts that you might be missing.

A Date Calculator Helps to Discover Important History Facts

You can use a date calculator to figure out when an event occurred. There are many uses to find beginning and ending dates when it comes to genealogical data. Many old documents recorded events in years, months, and days. Some death certificates still record a person’s age at death this way.

Examples of using a Date Calculator for History:
  1. If someone was married on June 12, 1900 (end date) and was 20 years and 9 months, you can calculate when they were born (start date).
  2. If you find a headstone and someone was born on February 5, 1919 (start date) and died May 6, 1995 (end date), you can calculate the number of years, months and days that person lived.
  3. Calculate a date of birth based on a date of death and age of person when they died
  4. If you know when someone was married and how old they were, you can calculate when they were born.

Date Calculator

Genealogy Relationship Calculator

Being able to figure out the relationship between two people in your file is very helpful in understanding how they are related. Our tool describes the relationship, as well as, draws how the relationship is established between the two people through a visual diagram.

Relationship Calculator

Calculating the Degree of Kinship

The calculator will show relationships by blood, marriage, and step relatives. Understanding the level of relationship between two people related by blood, such as parent to child, one sibling to another, grandparent to grandchild or uncle to nephew, first cousins, etc., is calculated as one degree for each step from a common ancestor. This may become important when determining the heirs of an estate when there is no will.

If you calculate the relationship between two people and they do not share a common blood ancestor, they will be shown by “removed”. The distance of “removal” is designated by how far the most common ancestor is related. In the above example, comparing Buster to Anette, shows he is one generation removed.

Map your Ancestors and Descendants History

Maps can help visualize where your relatives were born, married, died, are buried, purchased land, and much more. You can plot your genealogy information manually or use our built-in mapping application. Currently our genealogy program helps you to see where your relatives were born.

Map your Family History

Progress Rating Tool

You can easily analyze your family history genealogy data with our unique progress rating chart that is setup to track the facts that are important to you!

You can see your progress for each person after you set up your criteria, add, and rate sources. This helps you to easily discover where you need to do more research!

Progress Rating Score

Visualize your Progress for 5 Generations at a Glance!

We have a unique chart that helps users see where they need to do more research. For the first time genealogists will easily gain a sense of 'the big picture' of where they are and what they should work on next within their tree. We have incorporated a color-coded reliability and progress indicator to indicate the completeness of your family genealogy history.

Build a Family History Genealogy Tree that can be Shared with Confidence

Using the progress rating chart to discover what you should work on within your file is a great tool to keep you focused with your research. Building a tree can be a daunting task. Learning how to add information, and understanding the research process can be a huge undertaking.

Understanding how data from sources support and validate your findings is an important step to being on the right path for providing correct historical data for your ancestors. Each source should be scrutinized and rated. Each piece of data needs to be analyzed for quality, reliability, and accuracy. If you are new to genealogy, or need to brush up on family tree building skills, read our article How to build a better family history .

With our Program users can Update Locations Easily!

With our family history genealogy program tool “manage locations”, you can filter your locations by several factors and easily update your data, either by correcting spelling errors or adding counties or cities to make your information more complete.

update locations tool

By updating missing information, or misspelled places, you will see more data on the map when you use the tool to map your ancestors.

     
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