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User Tutorial - Basic Techniques 1. Viewing Preferences

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Viewing Preferences and Options


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The purpose of this project is to explain how to access the various basic menus and tools mentioned in the following suite of projects -

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Note: This is not an official Geni help page but one which has been set up to answer the questions which I am repeatedly asked by users. Rather than answer these individually it seemed a good solution to have projects where the answers are fully explained, and where users can make further enquiries. If you have any special requests or if something isn't quite clear please contact June Barnes

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TIP When communicating with other users please include the link address (URL/www) of the profile you are referring to, found at the top left of the screen. The following is the link address to the Merge Centre project - it changes for every page you are viewing.

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Contents:

If you have any special requests please contact June Barnes or Erica Howton who are Volunteer Curators

  • Tree Display Preferences

Standard, Vertical, Photo's only or Names only
View direct Ancestors only
Horizontal View

  • Layout Options

Show Photos
Show yellow arrows
Show email prompt
Centre single parents
Mark Deceased
Neutral colour backgrounds
Open profiles in new window
Click to 'Flip' nodes
Generations to display

  • Other Tree Options

Horizontal tree (See under Tree Display Preferences above)
Additional Help using the tree
View Revisions for your tree
Print your tree
View tree full screen

  • Name Preferences

Ignore display name
Show suffixes
Show middle names
Do not guess last names
Reverse RTL names

Set preferences for birth surname display
Birth surname instead of last name
Do not display birth surnames
Birth Surname inserted before last name
Birth surname appended
Display birth surname as entered
Display birth surname in CAPS
Display birth surname in parenthesis

  • Advanced Preferences

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Note: Changing the Tree View Preferences in one browser window or tab will affect all the Tree Views when they are refreshed/re-drawn in other browser windows or tabs.

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One of the simplest ways to manage the way you view the "Tree View" is to change the number of Ancestors or Descendants shown in the Tree View. Reducing the number of generations shown can help you 'focus' what you are viewing to the most relevant portion of the "tree branch" you are viewing. As shown above, a commonly-used useful setting is to show 3 generations of Ancestors and 1 generation of descendants around the current "focus profile". (See more under "Generations to Display" below).

Be aware that when you change these values the Tree View will automatically be refreshed/re-drawn after a few moments.


You can choose from a number of layouts when viewing the tree. Click "Preferences" at the bottom of the Tree View page, and "Display" to look up the options available.

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Standard, Vertical, Photo's only or Names only

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You are offered the choice of Standard, Vertical, Photo's only or Names only. See the following for illustrations which show how the tree layout appears for both.

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View direct Ancestors only

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Also under preference you find the option to see Direct ancestors only. Only direct ancestors for the focus node are shown. This can be useful when there are many large families connected and you want a clearer picture of the immediate family.

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When you want to return to the full view you can either return to the preferences display options and un-tick the box, or look up at the top right hand corner where there is a quick link to "Show all Profiles".

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Horizontal View

There is another way to view the tree. Down at the bottom right corner you will see the following rank.

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Clicking the ringed option (hovering the cursor over it shows "Five generation horizontal view" arranges the tree horizontally with direct ancestors only. The image below shows 3 of those available.

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Clicking the little plus sign to the right of each node opens a window which expands showing family members (Siblings, Partners and Children). You also have the opportunity to add people in any of the categories, as well as edit the profiles..

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Included in the Display tab of the blue Preferences menu at the bottom of the tree view page is a section called Layout options.

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Most of these are self explanatory. You have the ability to have the layout of the tree set to suit your personal needs. The following is a tree view with none of the boxes checked.

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The following screen shots are mostly of the same tree working through the options available, showing the effect of each ticked in isolation (i.e. no other boxes checked) of the tree view presentation.

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Show Photos

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Show yellow arrows

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When this option is not checked the yellow arrows are only visible when you pass the cursor over the node on the tree. The arrows are revealed and turn green when you place the cursor over it enabling you to build the tree from that node.

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This applies to living people within your family group or managed by yourself. Checking the option shows the email prompt on the tree view node.

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Centre single parents

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Mark deceased

Checking this option generates a small, diagonal black line across the top left corner of the nodes of deceased people in tree view.

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Neutral colour backgrounds

There is no colour differentiation between male and female nodes in tree view.

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Open profiles in new window

This option gives you the option, when double clicking on the name of a node in tree view, to have it open in a new tab. This means that you can have the tree still accessible to view without re-opening the tree, whilst also having access to the profile page.

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Click to 'flip' nodes

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The default settings for a node in tree view are shown in A - Default node (above L).

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The actions menu is reached by clicking "More" (B - Actions menu, above,right). When you check the option to Flip nodes (C - 'Flip' nodes checked), the arrows disappear and the nodes look as in the following image (left).
To open the actions menu you need to hover the cursor over the menu (above right). There is also the option to select "Click to 'flip' nodes", which means that the same actions window is shown when you click on a tree node.

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Generations to display

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At the left of the Preferences, Display menu is an option to select the number of ancestors or descendants to be displayed in the tree view window.


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In the first example, (above), the tree is set to view 3 generations of Ancestors and 1 of Descendants. In the second example of the same tree (below) it has been set to view 5 generations of Ancestors and 1 of Descendants. This feature means that when you are working on the tree it is possible to confine what you see of the tree to the area you are working on - for instance when tree building. When you wish to see the broader picture, for instance when you are resolving Tree conflicts, you can set the generations displayed so that you can see if there are any problems further afield in the extended tree.

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In tree view there is a rank of further options available at the bottom right corner of the tree. The first, "5 generation Horizontal Tree", has been explained and illustrated above under "Tree display preference". When you place the cursor over these links you are given a brief summary of what is available.

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View additional help

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The additional help available is a collection of quick, illustrated reference boxes explaining how to add relatives, move around the tree, (using the bottom right "compass" and magnifier), view profiles, invite your family and open other branches of your tree.

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Invite people to your tree

When you click this icon you are presented with a list people who could be invited to the tree if you have their email addresses. This can easily be done directly by filling the addresses in on this list.

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View revisions for your tree

Clicking "View revisions for your tree" opens a window at the bottom of the screen listing the date and time of the most recent revisions made to profiles in the tree under review. The profiles and users involved, along with actions taken, are listed with links to the profiles amended and the people who made the revisions. You need to scroll down beyond those visible. There is an option at the top right hand side of that window to "view all revisions", or to "hide". Hiding removes the list from the page, whereas "view all revisions" takes you to a new page where all revisions for the tree of the focus person listed, starting with the most recent, are given over a series of linked pages. You need to click "return" to go back to the tree you were viewing.


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Print your tree

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You have the option to print your tree in two ways.

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Firstly, using a number of available options, you can customise the tree and download the results to print as you wish.

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The second option is to print a basic tree to paper. The number of pages you will need to print the entire tree depends on how big the tree is and the size of the print you set.

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View full screen

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Clicking Full screen takes away the Geni header and footer panels.

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You can customise how names are displayed on Geni. These preferences apply to family trees, lists and the rest of Geni. Profiles always display the full name or display name. You may also change these settings in your tree, under the Preferences tab.

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You then have before you a page where you have a number of options to customise your name settings.

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You can also access these options from tree view at the bottom of the page.

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Ignore display name

Display Name

The display name field is not available when you first add a person to the tree.

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After you have added the person the display name field is available.

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The default display name (in the absence of one being added) is generated according to the settings you have selected. (See grey print in the example below).

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The following is a fictitious profile where a display name has been entered, (Sissy Smith (my favourite aunt in this example).
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When "Ignore display name" is CHECKED she appears in tree view as follows, with the names entered as in the name fields -

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When that box un UN-CHECKED (in other words see display name), it changes - you do not see the names of the person as entered in the name fields -

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When “ignore display name” is UNCHECKED the display name over rides all other settings/options. This means that when the display name is something that has no genealogical meaning as in this example, the true picture is lost. It is therefore important to be careful when filling in the display name. Dr. Sir. etc. can be added to the Prefix field, making it now unnecessary to use the display name field to display titles., There is no need to fill this field in other than for people who have a different stage name etc.. Any name that a person was also known as (a.k.a.) can be added to the "Also known as" field.

If a display name is entered which is not accommodated by the existing name fields, ignoring the display name hides important information in tree view.

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Show suffixes

One of the options available in the name display preferences is "Show suffixes"

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The following is an example of a profile where a suffix has been added.

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When you do not check that box the profile is displayed without the suffix which has been added - there by not displaying important information.

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The same profile includes the suffix when the "show suffix" box is ticked.

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Further example -

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Show middle names

There is not much to be said about this choice other than to show examples of how the tree looks when it is checked.

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The effect on the tree shown in the following Oliphant tree examples is self explanatory. The first two examples show 1, the tree with "Show middle names" CHECKED, and 2 with "Show middle names un-checked" (Don't show middle names).

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The third view of this tree is how it appears with if you elect to not see the display name, suffixes or middle names.

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The 2nd set of examples are of the Buchanan tree show much the same thing, but in the third image I edited Harry John's profile so that his given names were all in the first name field (against my normal practice). Not showing middle names makes no difference to his node in tree view, but his wife looses her middle name (Lucy) which is in its rightful place in the middle name field.

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Do not guess last names

//s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/83/93/a7/8f/53444840a32e98d9/options_-_do_not_guess_last_names_original.jpgName Options//www.geni.com/images/transparent.gif One of the options available in the names preferences at the bottom of the tree view page is "Do not guess last names". If you leave this un-checked Geni "guesses" the name of a child, sibling, parent or spouse (when adding a wife) based on the last name of the focus profile. It does save typing in some of the fields but can lead to mistakes if you don't keep your eye on it.

When adding a male child, sibling, spouse or parent Geni guesses that the last name of the new profile will be the same as that of the primary profile, in this instance Oliphant, when added to Ebenezer. It doesn't auto fill the birth surname, leaving that blank. In the case of a child, sibling or parent this is usually acceptable - you just need to fill in the birth surname manually. When adding a daughter to Ebenezer's profile Geni guesses that her Birth Surname will be the same as his last name - Oliphant. The last name field is left blank. If Ebenezer has only his birth surname filled in and the last name left blank, then Geni doesn't (cannot) guess the name of a child, male or female.

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When adding a child of Mary Stirling things can get confused. If her last name is left blank then Geni does not guess a name for the child. If her last name is filled in with her birth surname, her children will take Stirling as the last name of a son and Stirling as the birth surname of a daughter. If her last name is that of her husband then Geni will guess that her children's names are also his.

With the "Do not guess last names'" left un-checked Geni will guess that whatever is filled in the last name field will be the last name of children, siblings and spouses added.

When adding a parent for a woman Geni guesses, (with "Do not guess last names un-checked), that their last name will be the same as her birth surname.

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Note The married name of a woman can be very time and area specific. In Scotland pre 1707 women did not use married names and were always referred to by their maiden/birth name. In the period between 1707 (Union) to 1841/1855 (Census and Registration) it is more likely that women used birth names (maiden names) but needs to be supported by sources. Post 1855 married names became more commonly used in documents.

Adding a spouse to a woman gets complicated with "don't guess last names" unchecked.

Looking at Mary Stirling, adding a husband when her last name is filled in the following ways:

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2. Oliphant (her husband's name) in the last name field. Adding a husband to a woman where her last name has been filled in the same as her birth surname, Geni will guess that the new/2nd husband's name will be the same as that filled in the last name field - in this case the name of the 1st husband, Oliphant.

//s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/c7/ec/ce/55/53444840a1f7b1e7/predict_example_2_original.jpg2. Oliphant (her husband's name) in the last name field.

3. No last name filled in (in accordance with time/region specific conventions)

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This 3rd example is how the form is presented for filling out when the "Do not guess last names" is CHECKED. You need to manually type in all names as necessary.

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Reverse RTL names

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Explanation from Itai Meshulam

Due to various reasons, names written in right-to-left languages such as Hebrew may appear in the tree view in reversed letters order.

For example, you entered the name:

ישראל

And you see in the tree:

לארשי

The tedious job of re-entering all names in reversed letters order is not required (it will also cause reversed order in all other displays, other than the tree, and dis-ally matches with names in other trees).

There is a tree display option that addresses this problem which you only need to set once.

If you see reversed names in the tree view, and in the other displays (profile page, edit forms etc) the names are shown correctly, follow these instructions:

  1. At the bottom of the tree display, locate and click the "Preferences" tab. Preferences form will show up.
  2. Within the form, click "Names"
  3. In the Names form, check the "Reverse RTL names" box.

Note: If the check box was already checked, try unchecking it.

Read more Reversed Hebrew Names for further information.




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You can choose how you wish to have names displayed in both tree view and on a Profile page, or just in tree view.

On the profile page the "long name" (alongside the portrait) is intended to show all name fields, ignoring display name (which is displayed higher on the profile page). Display name preferences you set are reflected in the "long name".


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Using Millicent Lucy Jones (above) as an example how the various options affect the tree view and Profile page are shown below. The constant in all these example is that I had "Show middle names" ticked. There are obviously a number of variables depending on what other preferences you select, but the examples shown hopefully demonstrate what effect these choices have.

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1. Birth surname instead of last name

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2. Do not display birth surnames

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3. Birth Surname inserted before last name

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4. Birth surname appended

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5. Display birth surname as entered

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6. Display birth surname in CAPS

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7. Display birth surname in parenthesis

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Note - query on this display as the upper name on the profile is not reflecting the parenthesis, whereas the Caps example is reflected in both profile names. CJB

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You can use the "Advanced settings" menu under preferences at the bottom of the screen to set font size, date format and the rendering quality of the tree view. You can also restore all settings to the defaults.

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