A Genealogical Data Model

Bragging rights

Allow me to brag a little about our private genealogical database manager. When Chainpro comes up, it shows the individual page of the default person. The default person can be selected and stored. It shows not only the vital data but gives alo the closest relatives in appropriate drop downs. When one of these is selected, the page switches to this person. There is a large text box for biographical data. Any number of documents, be they pictures, pdf files, videos or URLs can be attached and watched.

On each page there are two ‘Family’ buttons, one each for the partner displayed and the parents. It provides information on the nuclear family in question, including dates and places of engagement, marriage etc. It also shows the children in this nuclear family.

 Besides the individual page there is also a kinship page available that shows an ascendant or descendant family tree. Nodes are expandable, either individually or globally, to show as much of the tree as desired.

ChainPro also has extensive ‘Find’ capability to find a person by menu assisted name searches, by dates or place or by involvement in the holocaust.

As I said, we like the program, we use it extensively, and it is not for sale or distribution. I am simply showing it here to brag and to illustrate the power inherent in the data model described.

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