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Trellis Chart™ With Everyone On It!

Finally – a way to put everyone on one chart.

Trellis Chart™ is a new way to tell the story of your family. Unlike traditional box charts, Trellis Chart™ can show all the people in your tree, even those who are not in the direct bloodline. Your ancestors and descendants are listed by row within their generation. Members of a family are grouped by columns.

Here is an example: three generations of the well-known Simpson clan.


A vertical column groups the parents and children of a family. Notice that Bart, Lisa and Maggie are listed as “S” (son) and “D” (daughter) in the family group.

Notice also that Homer and Marge are listed as “F” (father) and “M” (mother) in the same group.

This part of the chart shows Homer as son of Abraham and Mona.

Finally, the chart includes Marge, her sisters and parents.

By right-clicking on Homer, the Trellis highlights his Ancestors and Descendants.

We can collapse the chart to see only Homer’s bloodline.


Trellis Chart™ can be rotated to use the minimum number of pages.


You can right-click on multiple family members, and Trellis Chart™ will highlight each person’s lineage with a different color. The common ancestor will show a blend of the colors. Click here for enlarged view

Trellis Chart™ is now available in the following program: Order your copy today!


Trellis Chart™ is based on GeneaQuilts, by Bezerianos, A.; Dragicevic, P.; Fekete, J.-D.; Juhee Bae; Watson, B.; , “GeneaQuilts: A System for Exploring Large Genealogies,” Visualization and Computer Graphics, IEEE Transactions on , vol.16, no.6, pp.1073-1081, Nov.-Dec. 2010, doi: 10.1109/TVCG.2010.159

GeneaQuilts was also mentioned in Dick Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter (Nov. 2010).

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