We’re excited today to introduce a new view option for your family tree. This new “family” view shows up to two generations of ancestors and two generations of descendants for the focus person.
Also new for us on the technology side is our use of Flash to create this view, which makes it nice because you can drag the viewport around and also zoom in or out to get a better look at a single person, or at the entire window.
To check it out in your own tree, go to the family tree tab (where you normally see the pedigree view) and select the “family (beta)” link.
We’re still in “beta” on this, which means it mostly works, but there are still a few things we’re working on to polish it up. If you notice something not working well, please be patient as we finish up, but also please feel free to let us know how this view is going to work out for you. Add a comment to this blog about family genealogy, or if you prefer, send me a quick email (kfreestone at tgn.com).
(01.04.08 update: Wow! thanks for all the comments and feedback. This is very helpful. There are two issues widely reported that we’d like to give an update on: First, for some customers the printer-friendly button on the 5 generation pedigree view has disappeared. We have a fix for this and plan to roll it to the site shortly. Second, for some users the photos are too big and cover the text. This we’re still working on, but hope to have a fix soon. Our apologies for this inconvenience. Thanks for your patience! –Kenny)
(01.09.08 update: The two issues mentioned above have now been fixed–sorry for the long wait. We look forward to adding more of the features you mention. We’re listening and excited about what comes next. –Kenny)