GENViewer is a Windows software utility that adds new ways to search, sort, analyze, and manage your genealogy family files anywhere on your computer.
Version 1 is not being developed anymore. This version can not read Legacy Family Tree 8+ database files. It can only read RootsMagic version 2 and 3 database files.
All individuals in your file can be selected using the top scrollbar.
GENViewer uses the term "Active Individual" to mean the individual that is used by each tab screen to display information. For example: if the active individual is George Washington, then the individual tab will display information about George Washington and the pedigree tab will display his pedigree.
This tab displays general information about the genealogy file. It has three sections:
Header Information: Displays information about the genealogy file such as source, date created, character set. Each file format has different header information.
Submitter: This is the individual that created the genealogy file.
File Information: Displays information about the file size, date and number of individuals, families, notes and sources.
The Individual Tab displays detailed information about the current individual. The top section details events and family information such as birth, death, user events, parents, marriages and children.
The Family Tab displays the family information of the Active Individual. The Active Individual is displayed in the top left section of the tab. To the right are the parents. Children are sorted by birth date.
The Pedigree Tab displays 4 generations of the current individual. Also, the siblings and children are listed to the left of the tab - they are sorted by birth date.
View descendants of an individual. You can select display options such as the number of generations, showing repeating individuals and what columns of details to display.
View all of the all individuals in the genealogy file. You can select what details to display by selecting which columns to show.
Each column in the List Tab can be sorted. To sort a column, move the mouse cursor to the title of the column and click the left mouse button. The column will be sorted A to Z for text and earliest to latest for dates. While a column is sorted, if you click on the title of column again, GENViewer will reverse the sort. (i.e., Z to A).
This tab displays the all individuals in the genealogy file that are highlighted. The total number of highlighted individuals are indicated in the upper right hand corner of the tab.
You can add conditions that will be used to highlight individuals. In this example: we are highlight all individuals that has a location that contains the string "wash"
Once you add highlighting conditions, those individuals are display in yellow throughout the program.
Find all of the trees (islands) in your genealogy data. This list of islands are sorted by the number of individuals. Also, the first individual in an island is displayed. This is the first individual found in the genealogy file and not the earliest individual by birth date.
To view the individuals contained in an island, just select the island and the individuals will be displayed below.
This tab displays all of the general sources in your genealogy file. The bottom half of the tab displays the detailed information of the selected source in the table. (In the example below, source #26 is selected in the table).