Charting Companion

Charting Companion

Create fantastic family tree charts using this dedicated chart-making software!

Designed to work with the information stored in your Family Tree Maker® software, Charting Companion lets you can create a wide variety of customisable genealogy charts of any size and colour to complement your research!

The program is easy-to-use and offers an extensive range of formatting and colour options to create charts and reports that are scaleable to any size!


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  • Generate a wide range of reports and charts in minutes!
  • Use extensive search and display capabilities including on-screen chart navigation
  • Customise page size, text spacing, line width, font styles etc.
  • Access 16 million colours, gradients and bevelled edges to create unique and impressive designs
  • Create professional-looking book reports – create footnotes for citations and an index table at the back
  • Exceptional print control – print to any size printer, save walls charts for large format printing or tile them yourself with crop and alignment marks!
  • Publish high-quality PDF files and Share Stories – creates small, sharp PDF files that can be e-mailed to family and friends
New Features
  • NEW Compatible with Family Tree Maker 2014Borders1
  • NEW Ornamental Borders to embellish your charts!



What makes Charting Companion’s Charts and Reports so Unique?

NEW Descendant Fan Chart
New! One-of-a-kind Descendant Fan chart available only with Charting Companion. This is an eye-catching way of showing your whole family – with several generations, on a single page. Fan charts can be produced in 90°, 180° and 360° variations, and make stunning wall charts.

Descendant Left to Right Family Tree Chart
Charting Companion lets you create left-to-right Descendant charts that take up half the number of pages than top down reports. This also means you can create a tiled wall chart faster. Charting Companion can display up to 160 generations of family records on any chart. The top-down format for this family tree chart is also available.

Genealogy Charts with Photos
Most family tree style charts generated can include photos. But Charting Companion is smarter than any genealogy database when it comes to using photos in charts. Charting Companion allows you to customise the size of each photo you wish to display – as small or large as you choose. And if there is no photo in your database, it doesn’t clutter your chart with an unsightly placeholder; it simply omits the photo. This allows you to save space and create more professional-looking presentations.

Ancestor with Siblings Charts
Charting Companion also supports charts with three colour styles by gender, generation or lineage.

Other Stunning Fan Charts
Charting Companion creates impressive fan charts that add pizzazz to your genealogy books and presentations. Fan charts can be produced in 90°, 180° and 360° variations. With access to the full range of RGB colours (16,000,000) – including gradients and bevelled edges, you can create spectacular family books or wall-sized charts!

New Embroidery Charts
Charting Companion’s new Embroidery Charts are as practical as they are fun. Now you can wear your family tree and attract the attention of possible relatives you’ve never met. You can embroider two types of charts: Ancestor Fan, and Descendant Fan Charts. Format them in quarter, half, or full-circle – your choice! The program can render up to 5 generations from your genealogy database on any one Embroidery Chart and still preserve the legibility of lettering. This is one more way that Charting Companion’s powerful family tree charting capabilities can bring your family history to life and unique to this software.

New Trellis Chart
The Trellis chart is a new way to tell the story of your family. Unlike traditional box charts, the Trellis can show all the people in your tree, even those who are not in the direct bloodline. Your ancestors and descendants are listed by row within their generation. Members of a family are grouped by columns.

Complete List of Charting Companion’s Family Tree Charts and Reports

  • Descendant Fan Chart
  • Ancestors Chart
  • Ancestors with Photos
  • Descendant Left to Right
  • Descendant Top-down Chart
  • Ancestor with Siblings
  • Hourglass Chart
  • Pedigree Chart
  • Bowtie Chart
  • NEW Embroidery Charts
  • New Trellis Chart
System Requirements
Version 5
Platform Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista 32-bit, Windows 7, Windows 8

Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8
Windows compatible printer
Adobe® Acrobat® Reader® (required for preview and publish to PDF)

Charting Companion is compatible with Family Tree Maker® 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014.

Using Charting Companion with Family Tree Maker®:

  • 546 MB free disk space
  • Note: Users must have Family Tree Maker 2010 or later installed on their computer
  • Charting Companion reads FTM files directly.

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