You are Here Icon on Family Tree
I have been trying to resolve any hints that I can in my family tree.
I have found it frustrating that the limit on the fan chart view is seven generations, because I cannot easily see if there are research helps beyond that point. Navigating beyond that point can be difficult and makes it hard to find my way back. (I use the fan chart view, which makes it significantly easier to see if there are any hints)
It would be very helpful if an icon (or something) would appear to indicate where you are in the family tree.
- If you are on a direct line ancestor's tree page, then the icon would indicate which of their wives(if they have multiple) is your direct line ancestor as well as which child is your direct line ancestor, allowing you to more easily navigate back to your tree.
- If you are on a descendant of a direct line ancestor, than an icon will appear on the closest direct line ancestor on each line (if there is one), or the icon could appear just outside the tree if there is a direct line ancestor further in that direction
- If you are on the tree of a relative of a relative, the icon will appear on people who are most directly related to you.
It would also be cool if you could search for some one else in the same way, that way you could see not just where your closest relations are, but also if you are related through anybody else.
This idea functions similarly to my other idea: