By Kitty Cooper, blogger
GENI tree pedigree view
The tree view with boxes includes a print option. Click the pedigree icon to go to that view
Click a blue circle to see what information is available over on MyHeritage
Click on any person box once for a side panel summary, twice goes to their profile page
The GENI tree has a page of statistics which can be found on the family menu
To get a fan chart from GENI requires a third party app called HistoryLink
FamilySearch has a dynamic tree for the pedigree view, use the arrows to go up and down the tree
The blue icons in the boxes are record matches, the red exclamation icon means something needs fixing
All the trees have fan charts, FamilySearch can color it by country among many other options
the WikiTree family tree
is a basic pedigree view
Click on "Genealogy Research" to see many other options
Clicking on Research gives you many other options for looking at your tree, some with DNA!
The compact tree at WikiTree is great for sharing with relatives and possible relatives since there is no login needed and it is indeed quite compact
If you enter your GEDmatch id at WikiTree then your DNA matches can click straight to that compact tree from the one to many page
The DNA family tree displays at WikiTree can show which descendants or ancestors can have a person's X or Y or mtDNA
WikiTree fan chart colored by country
Only WikiTree will find multiple relationships
FamilySearch has hidden this well ...
At the very bottom of the genealogies page is a submit button
Click it to get to the page where you can upload and view previously uploaded GEDCOMs
On the Upload page you can upload a new tree or copy people from a tree that is "Ready"
Individuals have to be added one by one.
In many cases they will already be in the tree. Those can be updated
Note that you cannot add living people via GEDCOM
WikiTree also will try to match to people already in the tree and will let you add one by one
GENI will let you import a whole branch via GEDCOM if there are no duplicates on that branch
Both WikiTree and GENI have chrome add on tools to copy data for an individual from another site: WikiTree X and SmartCopy
I keep a chart of the differences in these trees on my blog