Genealogy is the study of families and their histories, and many people take great pride in their genealogy trees, especially those that span over several generations. Heredis is one of the apps that can help you create such a family tree, in great detail.
In order to analyze and fully appreciate the functions of Heredis, it is best if you take the time to explore the provided sample family. This way, you can learn how to switch between views of your immediate family, extended family, ancestors or descendants.
Also, when adding a new member, you can not only enter their full names, dates of birth, christening or death, but you can also specify their occupation and number of children. Additionally, you can assign them one or more sources from the Census, civil registries, church records, court entries, driving license, family archive, tombstone and many more.
Heredis can be used to import data from a previously created GEDCOM file or to export the current information to a GEDCOM file.
For each added member within a genealogy tree, Heredis allows you to add one or more pictures (supported formats are PNG, JPEG, TIFF, GIF, BMP, ICO, EMF, WMF or PDF). You can even create a slideshow with all the graphic files you choose.
Alternatively, you can add notes or comments to each entry, then customize the font type, color and size, add check-boxes or insert hyperlinks, while also marking the notes 'private.'
As you would expect from such a software solution, Heredis allows you to create several types of genealogy trees, depending on your preferences.
More specifically, if you want to highlight the ancestors or the descendants, you can choose the number of generations you are interested in, then browse the available chart types. Similarly, you can design hourglass charts, where both ancestors and descendants are displayed.
All in all, Heredis is a powerful and feature-packed application for tracking ancestors in various databases, but also for creating family tree that are simply waiting to be framed.