If you're looking to have birth and death dates listed for each of your ancestors, here's a tutorial to show you how to make a family tree with date ranges shown throughout your family tree using our family tree maker app!
1. Click the "Advanced" tab in the left side-bar.
2. Click the "Generation" tab within the Advanced settings.
3. Select the generation to which you'd like to add dates. You can do this either by clicking on the generation within the chart itself, or by selecting the generation from the "Selected Generation" drop-down.
4. Still within the "Generation" tab, select an option "w/ date" from the "Information Displayed" drop-down: Horizontal w/ Date, Vertical w/ Date or Vertical w/ Inline Date. You can experiment to see which looks best.
Here's a video tutorial demonstrating how to make a family tree with all dates showing that explains some clever things you can do to help all your information fit once you've adding dates including adjusting text offset, adjusting individual generation radius, and splitting names onto multiple lines.
For more information on date formats, view this tutorial: How To Change Date Format
For more information on how to make long names fit, view this tutorial: Long NamesContinue reading