Genealogy from the perspective of a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon, LDS)

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Revisiting Virtual Pedigree
If you are frustrated with the Family Tree interface, there is an alternative. The alternative is called "Virtual Pedigree." It is an interactive Family Tree viewer from the Brigham Young University Family History Technology Lab. Some of the programs developed by the Lab have become "standards" for genealogical researchers using such as Relative Finder. Others are not so well known.

The Virtual Pedigree is a described as follows:
Virtual Pedigree allows you to navigate your family tree with a new and revolutionary fluid interface. Simply click (or touch!) and drag, and begin exploring ancestors and their descendants! It gives you hints and help as you explore your tree, and now includes LDS Ordinance information. Take it for a spin!
Since it is entirely graphically oriented, it is impossible to describe exactly how it works. You just need to try it and see for yourself.  By the way, you either love it or find it difficult to use. This depends on how familiar you are with using a mouse or touchpad.

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