Unlike traditional box charts, the Trellis can show all the people in your tree, even those who are not in the direct bloodline. Your ancestors and descendants are listed by rows within their generation. Members of a family are grouped by columns.
However, as they say on those late-night infomercials, "But wait! There's more." I cannot describe the full Trellis chart in words so I will invite you to look at the examples and read the text at http://progenygenealogy.com/products/family-tree-charts/trellis.aspx.
Gee! Those names look familiar!
The Trellis chart is available now in the Charting Companion programs for customers who use Family Tree Maker, Personal Ancestral File, Legacy, and Ancestral Quest. Trellis for MyHeritage, Geni, FamilySearch are promised to be available soon. For everyone else, Family Publisher reads GEDCOM files.
The Trellis is based on GeneaQuilts, as described in an earlier article in this newsletter at http://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2010/11/geneaquilts-a-system-for-exploring-large-genealogies.html.
The prices of the Charting Companion programs vary, depending upon which genealogy program you use in your computer. Details may be found at http://progenygenealogy.com/products/family-tree-charts/buy-now.aspx.
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