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September 10, 2012

Trellis Family Tree Chart - Something Different

Olive Tree Genealogy received an intriguing email on the weekend about Trellis, a new type of genealogy chart. It took me a few minutes to get the hang of how it works but it does look very interesting. Have any of my readers used it?

Progeny introduces the latest innovation in genealogy - the Trellis chart, "the chart with everyone in it".

The Trellis chart is a brand new way to tell the story of your family. It shows everyone in your family, in a way that no traditional box chart can do.

Based on research by a group of scientists, the Trellis is a diagonally-filled matrix, where rows are individuals and columns are nuclear families. Click here for more information.

The Trellis allows for interactive investigation of your family tree. With one click, you can highlight all the ancestors and descendants of an individual. Click a second person and you can see where their pedigrees intersect in a colorful display. Collapse the tree for a condensed view. Navigate up and down the tree with a simple click.

Charting Companion with the Trellis is available for:

  • Family Tree Maker
  • Personal Ancestral File (PAF)
  • Legacy
  • Ancestral Quest
  • Family Publisher for all other programs


Rosemary said...

Haven't used it but it does look intriguing.

GeneBugGrams said...

I use Brother's Keeper genealogy software and it has a report called "Tree Report" that is similar to the Trellis chart, but IMHO is much cleaner and easier to read. I have used that report at family gatherings where people can immediately find themselves and see how they related to all their cousins and ancestors.

Devon Lee said...

This looks intriguing but I'll admit that it would take some time to become easily familiar with it. If it becomes available for RootsMagic, I just might have to investigate further.

Thanks for bring this to our attention.

Shalin Siriwaradhana said...

Usually family tree diagrams are drawn from a tool like creately and since there are many templates and examples on creately diagram community its easier to draw them within few minutes.