Using this site
There are several options for viewing a person's descendants, and they are discussed separately below. Notice that with each view you can choose up to ten generations. Charts with the larger sized boxes will be harder to manage on your screen the more generations you choose.
The Standard view shows each person's name and photo but there is more information as illustrated below..
The Compact view contains no detailed information about the people in the chart but is a convenient way of having a quick view of a large family.
The Text view is different from the Text view in Ancestors (which is a mixture of Text and graphic-style layout). In Descendants it is more like a text document. You can collapse and expand families as indicated - you may want to concentrate on just one descendant family - you can collapse any others.
=> is like the arrow in other views.
In this view the generations are numbered - everyone in the same generation has the same number.
The Register view is a text (document) style view similar to the Ahnentafel view in Ancestors. But its numbering system is different. Each person has a unique number in this view and it is easier to trace a person's descendants using that system.
The PDF tab allows you to produce a pdf document whose ouput is similar to the Text view. In the Desceandants version, there are some extra options.
You can choose what information you want to appear in your pdf document. In addition to the choice of print formats (Fonts, Page Setup) you have a choice as to what will be displayed and how your data will be numbered.
Birth and Death data: You will be offered the choice of
There are four numbering systems available - Generation, Henry, d' Aboville, de Villiers. These options are illustrated below. Note that you can choose the first number.
For more information about genealogical numbering systems see
Numbering system: Generation
Numbering system: Henry
Actually, TNG's Henry system does not follow the standard Henry system. In the standard version the generations would go 1,11,111,1111 etc for the eldest of each generation. But in the system illustrated below it has become 1,11,B1,B11,B111,B1111 etc.
Numbering system: d'Aboville
The d'Aboville system is actually the classic Henry system but with dots between the numbers. This makes it easier when the numbering exceeds 9 - Mary Hougham Royes is the 13th grandchild of John Royes and would be numbered 1.1.13.
Numbering system: de Villiers
In the de Villiers system each generation is lettered and then each person in that genereation is numbered: a.b1.c1 etc.