How did I get there?
1) The TreeSeek home page looks like this:
There are a number of different charts that can be created based on the information in the
2) I wanted to create the 9-generation Fan Chart, so I signed on to FamilySearch from within TreeSeek and clicked on the "My Trees" link:
TreeSeek can use data from either FamilySearch or Geni./com. I chose to Create my chart from data in FamilySearch.
3) I clicked on the "Create Tree" link, and had to make sure that I was identified. It asked:
It had my FSFT ID correct, so I clicked on "Create data set."
4) The system took awhile to create the tree chart. Before I saw it, this screen appeared:
5) I clicked on the "Create Tree" button, and the 9-Generation Family Tree Fan Chart was created and saved on my computer as a PDF file. I opened it and saw:
The file is only 528 kb in size. Even so, I can Zoom in on areas of the Tree:
And another area:
There are other options on the home page after the tree is created - a 4-generation Fan Chart, a 9-generation pedigree chart, a 10-generation pedigree chart, and a number of word clouds.
here is the 9-generation Pedigree Chart:
And the Surname Cloud:
I do wish that there was more information on the Fan Chart and the Pedigree Chart. Life span dates (e.g., 1911-1983) would great, at least out to the sixth or seventh generation.
Those are all pretty nice. Did I mention that I especially like the Fan Chart? However, there are errors (in my humble opinion, based on my extensive research and that of others) in the FamilySearch Family Tree that I need to fix before I get a really big Fan Chart made using a printing service.
The URL for this post is: http://www.geneamusings.com/2013/04/great-charts-at-treeseek-uses.html
Copyright (c) 2013, Randall J. Seaver
Updated 24 April: David Samuelsen, in a comment on Google+ concerning this blog post, noted that TreeSeek seems to be accessing old new.FamilySearch tree data rather than the new FamilySearch Family Tree. I wondered why some of the entries on the Fan Chart did not include what I have updated over the past year - look at my Seaver line on the chart! It is possible that they are using a relatively old version of new.FamilySearch to create the charts.
I still love the chart layout and colors...and will be on the lookout for when TreeSeek starts using the updated FS Family Tree data.