This is a demo version of the Kinship editor. It will not save files due to security limitations on Applets. A java program version is available which has many more features, and is updated to java 1.1. This example is simply to acquaint you with the look and feel. Instructions are at the bottom of the page. Resources will direct you to a standalone version that is fully functional, as well as give instructions for embedding the kinship editor in your own www pages.
However, the applet version is useful for creating interactive illustrations of specific genealogies and kinship terminologies (see Learning Kinship with the Kinship Editor).
Note the menu to the left which says mdf Ego. This menu contains a cross-section of MDF's immediate kin by year at 20 year intervals into the past. When you select a year you will get a diagram that reflects the state of these people and their relationships as of that year. If you select the step-to button, the diagram will step through the years, animating the diagram.
1. To create a person or marriage link
2. To move a person or marriage link.
3. To link people together.
4. To delete a link from a person to a marriage.
5. To delete a symbol.
6 To move a nuclear family.
7. To enter information about a person.
Notes on using the Stand-alone version of this program Save make sure the output file has the .xml extension. It is a xml file that can be used with new versions of netscape and other browsers, as well as loaded into the kinship editor. We use this file as the basis for other programs that help with analysis.
Load... Choose a file you have saved before with kinship editor. There are some drawing and flashing problems at the moment. Ignore them. You can make the screen redraw by resizing the window slightly. Will try to fix this soonest.
Currently the Begin and End (and Birth Year and Death year) fields want a single number in them. If it is more complex use the comment field.
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