Charting Companion

  • Link type: Graphics Packages
  • Charting Companion is a diagram generator produced by Progeny Genealogy, which can be purchased and used in conjunction with Family Historian to offer a number of charts that are not currently provided by ƒh, such as a Fractal Tree, Dandelion Chart, Descendant Fan Chart, and Trellis Chart.  It can be run via the Charting Companion Plugin that is installed when the program is purchased and installed.

    See the Create Fantastic Family Tree Charts Using Charting Companion web site and the notes below for further details.


    It appears that this product provides version updates very frequently. It is compatible with many other genealogy products that you may be using alongside ƒh. Don’t forget to download its User Guide and associated guides.

    Charting Companion may misunderstand some ƒh custom data structures and produce incomplete charts. One workaround employs the Export Gedcom File Plugin in (Std) GEDCOM Standard 5.5 mode with (-) Brief Data chosen, so that custom data structures are converted or discarded.

    See the Forum thread Charting Companion add-on for related tips.

    Output Quality

    The output quality is partly governed by the Options > Font tab Smoothing Threshold (although that setting may not exist for every type of chart).

    Link: Charting Companion