Family.Show is a small genealogy program whose purpose is to help you design genealogy trees. It is based on Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF). You may store photos and create family tree diagrams, while working with zooming and time slide control options.
It can be deployed on Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8. In order to run it correctly and avoid bumping into all sorts of errors, you need to have Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 deployed on the target computer.
Keep it on portable devices
This is a portable program which can be stored on USB flash drives so you can carry it with you all the time. In addition, you may run it without administrative privileges on the target computer. Accessing its GUI requires only opening the executable file because there’s no setup included in the process.
Clean feature lineup
You are welcomed by a well-organized set of features. A small dialog is shown at program startup which allows you to create a new project, open a previously saved project, or import information from GEDCOM files (GED file format).
The looks of the GUI can be altered with the aid of two different skins. A help manual is not included in the package so you need to experiment a little bit with the built-in parameters in order to understand how the program works.
Storing members in the database
Family.Show gives you the possibility to add a new member in the genealogy tree by providing information about the first and last name, date of birth, as well as place of birth. Plus, you can assign a picture to the current member by dragging and dropping images directly in the main window, as well as set the gender (male or female).
Detailed information can be added about each member, such as date of death and place of death. You can create relationships by adding new members, namely father, mother, brother, sister, spouse, son, and daughter.
When it comes to exporting options, you may save data to XPS file format or GEDCOM files. Plus, you may export family data, stories, and photos to Open Package Convention file format (.familyx, .family).
Creating stories for each family member
Family.Show helps you add extra information about a particular person. You may write a user-defined text directly in the main window or paste the information from the clipboard.
What’s more, you can store multiple images, perform basic clipboard tasks (cut, copy, paste), make use of preset hotkeys, and adjust the text in terms of font, size, and alignment.
The application is able to reveal information about the family members with the aid of a table that includes data about the first and last name, age, birth date, and other details. Statistics are also shown about the age distributions and birthdays.
What’s more, you can perform searches in order to quickly identify a family member and browse throughout the genealogy tree. You may visualize all family members and relationships between them, filter the members by year with the aid of a timeline, as well as zoom in or out of the graphical representation.
All things considered, Family.Show offers support for several smart and handy features for helping you build your own family trees, and can be configured by rookies and professionals alike.