Have you considered using graph data structures (directed acyclic graphs, not bar charts) for family history information (RDF or property graphs)? It is a really strong means when relationships between the data is important, like for genealogy.
I’m not a FS employee nor expert in directed acyclic graphing theory. However, the following thoughts come to mind:
The “directed” part of this doesn’t seem as applicable in genealogy, except in specific types of analysis. All relationships in genealogy are bidirectional. Pedigree charts and Descendancy charts give you both directions, depending on the things you are analyzing. They have been the standard graphing model use in Genealogy for many years.
So I guess my question is, what parts of genealogical research and presentation might be improved in FS by adding such a capability?
As far as whether or not FS has considered using this type of graphing theory, we’ll have to see if one of the employees on the forum has any input on it.0