Kinship chart software

Wed, 8 Mar 1995 07:09:15 -0800

My thanks to Barbara Ware for the information on ROOTS IV and to Mike Salovesh
for info on ABC SnapGraphics. I intend to look at both programs.

Dwight Read, I hope that these are two of the programs that you will review.
As to what I would like a kinship program to do for me, my needs are relatively
simple. I am interested in being able to construct kinship diagrams (not
genealogies of actual people, although that would be useful for purposes of
organizing field data) that will illustrate the normal array of things that are
talked about in courses on kinship and social organization. In other words,
such basics as sibling links, parent-child links, "cousin" marriage of various
kinds, polygyny, polyandry, multiple linkages with breaks in the lines where
they must cross. It would be nice to have a program that provides circles and
triangles with different fill options so that such things as lineage membership
could be easily illustrated. I hope this gives you a good idea of what I see
as my needs.

Mike, can I do all this stuff with ABC SnapGraphics?

Phil Young