Has anyone tried using Infranodus for genealogy?
When tracing the genealogy of any given family it's traditional to produce a family tree - which is a 2D listing of parents, children and siblings focusing on the line of succession that gave rise to one specific individual. But every individual (usually) has two parents, and each of them has two parents, and so on... so a true family history is more like an inverted 3D cone shape with each earlier tier larger than the one below it. The full detail is normally impossible to show in a classic tree structure, but it seems to me that if Infranodus can be used to somehow represent the parent / child / partner / sibling relationships, the whole genealogy of one individual could be illustrated back as far as records permit. However I have no idea of how to start structuring such a database/ mind map. Has anyone else tried something like this?
Hi Stuart Cliffe and MIG Business — this is indeed a very interesting use case and we just had an update that may allow one to draw a genealogy tree.
What you could do is to prepare a spreadsheet (CSV file) where you would list the relationships in the columns. So, for instance,
From | To
Mother | Son
Father | Son
Grandfather | Mother
Grandmother | Mother
and so on
Once you list the relationships like this, you could then import that CSV file and visualize the social graph.
If you would like to try it out, you can send us your file (or any file) to firstname.lastname@example.org and we could make a sample graph for you with clear instructions.
Just have asked the same question to support. Is it possible to draw genealogy tree? Or MLM network of affiliates?1
Sounds very interesting - thanks! I'll start to sort my records into some sort of order; but just to be clear - could you create a template CSV line with the column headers and one example entry using the labels you quoted above? I can import that into a spreadsheet and then populate the content by cutting and pasting from other sources. (I don't think there's an easier way to fill in the detail from the various family records I have.)
Using the details of Clarice Cliff (my only famous relative) from a Google search I get...
From | To,Mother | Child,Father | Child,Grandfather | Mother,Grandmother | Mother
20-01-1899 | 23-10-1972,Ann Machin | Clarice Cliff,Harry Thomas Cliff | Clarice Cliff,TBC | Ann Machin,Isaac Cliff | Harry Thomas Cliff
...there's a lot of repetition in that data that I can probably expedite with a relational database/ spreadsheet like Airtable, and I wonder how the marriage/partner/siblings relationships fit in? Clarice had a husband - Colley Shorter - who would have had a similar entry to the above, plus four sisters and two brothers. And of course there are generations above and below this one, including mine!
Any additional guidance you can supply will be immensely helpful - meantime I'll have a go at adding this sort of data to a social graph to see what results I get.
Thanks for the guidance, and thanks in advance for any further comment!
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