Happy New Year and big thanks for this brilliant customizable program.
I realized there is no simple and clear display for just one family available in Gramps. Some genealogic programs on the other hand provide this.
The excellent GraphView plugin comes close to this feature if the number of generations is reduced. Still it gives a rather confusing overview due to the number of spouses inserted between the direct family members:
(sorry, would have liked to add a link here for the regular GraphView of a family with 4 generations but I’m not allowed to)
And in this case only half of the 10 children have spouses. Just imagine how it would look if there are thirteen children with spouses in a line that makes up to 26 persons.
So I had the idea to meddle a little with the graphview.py and just removed the command
self.add_spouses(person, family, person_handles) in def add_descendant(self, person, num_generations, person_handles)
and got rid of the spouses in the descendant generations. The downside was that my active person also lost the spouse. It looks like this:
question: Is there any way to get the beloved spouse of my active person back?
question: Would it be possible to provide a completely new graph that displays 3 or 4 generations of just one family?
I’ve seen this done for the four grandparents in one line on top (optional), the active family in one line below, their children in the lowest line. And then the spouses of the children generation are put beneath the connected child person (not beside) and their kids are displayed in columns from top to bottom. In this way it is possible to make best use of the existing space and getting a very clear overview over the direct family members. Look at this for example:
Just being curious…