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Identifying straight line from oldest ancestor to myself

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    Identifying straight line from oldest ancestor to myself

    Is it somehow possible to flag (or something like that) all my male ancestors according with the same last name?
    So if I start with the oldest ancestor it would ne easy to follow the line to myself

    Try doing the following...

    1. Open your family file and choose Find in the navbar on the left.

    2. In the Find panel, under "Find relationship between two people," drag your name from the People sidebar on the right into the Person 1 space and drag your earliest ancestor into the Person 2 space. (Or, use the menu buttons — the blue up/down arrows — to select the appropriate names.)

    Screen Shot 2022-01-03 at 2.33.07 PM.png

    3. Click the "Mark Direct Line..." button.

    4. In the message window that appears, check the box to "Unmark Everybody First." Then, click Mark...

    Screen Shot 2022-01-03 at 2.33.26 PM.png

    5. Afterward, you will see green checkmarks in the name buttons on the family view for all of your direct line ancestors in that specific line. Here is a screen shot from the Sample Family file...

    Screen Shot 2022-01-03 at 2.37.23 PM.png

    I hope you find this information helpful in doing what you were wanting
    Deb Stuller
    Leister Productions Inc.


      There's also Direct Lines Bold. If you don't know this, check it out via Help.


        I used the mark solution, thanks.