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From: "Joan T. Sullivan" <>
Subject: [FENN] January Roll Call
Date: Sat, 6 Jan 2001 21:29:28 +0100
I started using PAF exclusively. I thought it quite wonderful, but
when it updated for Windows only, I decided on Reunion. Over two or
three years, I have updated it to the current version 7, so pleased
am I with it.
This version has something unique, I believe, to all versions, a fan
sowing one's direct ancestors. One enters one's name at the center.
Parents' names fan out in the next segment (half-inch or so of the
rainbow. That's divided by two and you see your four grandparents.
(You set your own preferences fo dates, place, etc.) The four divide
again and your eight great grandparents appear. If you have a color
printer each span of the fan is a different color which you can
change at will. I now have nine generations on it (only four lines go
back that far! FENN is NOT one of them - my elusive Lyman Fenn!) For
birthdays this year, all the children, grandchildren and great
children of my mother and father will be given a personalized fan.
The greatgrandchildren add up to 47 - so that's quite a task, you may
think - not so - the center name will be a parent and the Title in
the left hand corner will be the name of the child - "So and So's
Ancestors". I may have to change the colored ink, however.
One enters a place name once and it is stored as a Speed Name. For
example. If 12 of your family were born in San Francisco, CA, as mine
were, you don't have to write that out each time you enter data for
another person. You may just type "S', or "SA" and the whole name
appears. You can access an Index of all the names you have entered
and designate what info you want to see in opening that index - e.g.,
spouse's name, and/or birthday/death, etc. If a couple appears on a
card, you can go up to the button CHILDREN, click on it and there you
have all of them -sorted by age. And if not, just click on sort and
they will fall into birth order. The menus allow for many choices
There are many charts, reports, sheets, etc. which can be printed out.
There are downloads for free updates and a wonderful mailing list
where users enter the questions they have, "how to's", etc. - Often
just what I need to know. The Manual is also all-embracing and easy
I think it is great and recommend it to all who may be seeking a
Oh, yes! My PAF data base rolled right into it and so do gedcoms sent
to me or downloaded from the web.
Your friend, Joan
Looking for the parents who gave birth to Lyman Fenn in New York in
1829. Probably members of the Congregational Church. (And the mother
was likely Dutch, my grandfather having said that he was part Dutch.)
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