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Kith and Kin Pro

Getting started

Introducing Kith and Kin Pro

Converting from older versions of Kith and Kin

Using Kith and KinPro with TreeDraw


Tutorial - Using the Tree Area

Tutorial - Working with person and family data forms

Tutorial - Simple searching

Tutorial - Searching using queries

Tutorial - Printing

Tutorial - Adding extra fields to people and families

Tutorial - Starting your own family tree

Tutorial - Importing a GEDCOM file


Database maintenance

Starting a new database

Creating a clean database

Opening an existing database

Saving a database

Merging two databases

Copying a database

Copying part of a database

Changing the name of a database

Packing a database

Repairing a database

Clearing a database

Deleting a database

Adding and maintaining user-defined fields

Backing-up your data

Restoring data from a backup

Data maintenance

Adding a new family

Adding a new person

Editing an existing family

Editing an existing person

Marking probable links

Adding and maintaining aliases

Editing notes

Organising notes

Entering dates

Working with pictures

Working with objects

Adding and maintaining sources

Deleting a family

Deleting a person

Adding and maintaining source documents

Adding and maintaining source document repositories

Updating descriptions

Re-using an old person or family code

Updating death flags

Removing duplicate records

Editing data in bulk

Searching / querying

Searching for people

Seaching for families

Searching for sources

Using a query to find data

Calculating ages

Calculating phonetic codes

Displaying statistics

Displaying a relationship between two people

Searching for date errors / inconsistencies

Searching for events on a particular day

Searching for people who are not on the Tree Area

Displaying modified records


Moving around the Tree Area

Zooming in and out

Moving to a specific family

Selecting families using the mouse

Selecting families by relationship

Selecting all families

Moving families

Displaying a family summary

Arranging the open forms

Closing all open forms at once

Aligning families vertically

Using the Timeline Window

Choosing layers

Choosing the selection's layer

Choosing all layers

Moving families to a layer

Removing families from a layer

Creating a new layer from selection

Managing layers

Choosing fonts and colours

Turning the Tree Area on and off

Turning the Button Bar on and off

Turning the Status Bar on and off

Turning the Tree Area Control on and off


Using the report control form

Printing the tree layout

Printing family details

Printing person details

Printing indices

Printing a descendant tree

Printing an ancestral tree

Printing an indented descendant tree

Printing a missing data report

Printing a timeline

Printing a census report

Printing source document details

Printing document repository details

Setting printer options

Setting page options

Previewing a report on the screen

Printing from a preview

Printing to text files

Copying printed pages to the clipboard

Importing / exporting

Importing a GEDCOM file

Exporting a GEDCOM file

Exporting Web pages

Customising Web pages

Exporting data to a delimited text file

Importing a text file into notes

Exporting a text file from notes

Exporting a report to a PDF file


Setting preferences

Editing the timeline

Customising the button bar

Setting date options

Converting dates

Setting options

Setting current database options

Choosing a family to move to when the tree is opened

Choosing the current database language

Setting regional / language options

Setting picture options

Exiting from the program

Checking for program updates


File menu

Edit menu

Search menu

View menu

Layers menu

Tools menu

Window menu

Options menu

Using the Tree Area Control

Selecting / defining a database name

Selecting a family

Selecting a person

Database fields

Additional LDS information

SQL syntax

Supported GEDCOM syntax

Timeline text file format

System requirements

Frequently asked questions

Version information

Terms of use






OLE embedding

OLE linking

OLE object


Tree Area

How to get support

How to contact us

Ordering / registration

Supported GEDCOM syntax

Kith and Kin Pro supports the GEDCOM V5.5 standard as defined by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS). Additions and enhancements have been made which help to make GEDCOM files more backwards compatible with other programs.

* indicates that the tag is a Kith and Kin Pro GEDCOM enhancement. These tags will not be read by any other programs and may cause them to fail. These tags are only included in an exported GEDCOM file if you select "Kith and Kin Pro" as the destination system.

** indicates that the tag is only used if it is assigned to a user-defined field. If it is not, you can have the data stored in the person or family notes by setting the "Put additional data in notes" option.

indicates that all tags within this record type contain the same group of sub-tags which have been omitted here for brevity, eg. both FAM | ANUL and FAM | MARS contain the sub-tags AGE, AGNC, etc.

Kith and Kin Pro supports the import and export of SOUR tags for all data tags (BIRT, OCCU, etc) and the import of NOTE tags for data tags.

The following GEDCOM record types are supported:

Tag Description
HEADFile header
FAMFamily data
INDIPerson data
NOTENote record
REPODocument repository
SOURSource document
SUBMSubmitter details

Within each record the following tags are supported:

HEADSOURSource system details
. VERS. Version
. NAME. System name
. CORP. System producer
. . ADDR. . Address
. . PHON. . Phone number
. DATA. Data name
. . DATE. . Data date
. . COPR. . Data copyright
DESTDestination system
DATEFile creation date
SUBMSubmitter reference
FILEGEDCOM file name
. VERS. Version
CHARCharacter set
FAMANULAnnulment **
. AGE. Spurious GEDCOM tag **
. AGNC. Agency **
. CAUS. Cause **
. DATE. Date **
. . AGE. . Husband's age at event **
. PLAC. Place **
. TYPE. Type of event **
. . AGE. . Wife's age at event **
CENSCensus **
. AGE. Spurious GEDCOM tag **
. AGNC. Agency **
. CAUS. Cause **
. DATE. Date
. . AGE. . Husband's age at event **
. PLAC. Place
. TYPE. Type of event **
. . AGE. . Wife's age at event **
DIVFDivorce filed **
ENGAEngagement **
EVENMiscellaneous event **
MARBBanns **
MARCContract **
MARLLicence **
. AGE. Spurious GEDCOM tag **
. AGNC. Agency **
. CAUS. Cause **
. DATE. Date
. . AGE. . Husband's age at event **
. PLAC. Place
. TYPE. Type of event **
. . AGE. . Wife's age at event **
MARSSettlement **
HUSBHusband reference
WIFEWife reference
CHILChild reference
NCHINumber of children **
SUBMSubmitter reference **
REFNReference number **
RESNRestriction **
RINRecord identification number **
_FILESStart of external note
_FILEEEnd of external note
SOURSource reference
. PAGE. Document page number
. QUAY. Quality of data
. NOTE. Notes
. DATA. Ref data
. . DATE. . Data date
. . TEXT. . Data text
_UDFNon-GED user field *
. _FIELD. Field name *
. _DATA. Field data *
INDINAMEName or alias
. _ADATE. Alias date *
. NICK. Nickname
. GIVN. Given name **
. NPFX. Name prefix **
. NSFX. Name suffix **
. SPFX. Surname prefix **
. SURN. Surname **
SEXGender = M or F
CASTCaste **
. AGE. Age at event **
. AGNC. Agency **
. CAUS. Cause **
. DATE. Date **
. PLAC. Place **
. TYPE. Type of event **
DSCRPhysical description**
IDNOIdentification number**
SSNSocial security number**
. AGE. Age at event **
. AGNC. Agency **
. CAUS. Cause **
. DATE. Date
. PLAC. Place
. TYPE. Type of event **
. AGE. Age at event **
. AGNC. Agency **
. CAUS. Cause **
. DATE. Date
. PLAC. Place
. TYPE. Type of event **
. AGE. Age at event **
. AGNC. Agency **
. CAUS. Cause **
. DATE. Date
. PLAC. Place
. TYPE. Type of event **
. AGE. Age at event **
. AGNC. Agency **
. CAUS. Cause **
. DATE. Date
. PLAC. Place
. TYPE. Type of event **
CHRAAdult christening**
FCOMFirst communion**
BARMBar Mitzvah**
BASMBas Mitzvah**
WILLWill signed**
FAMCChild of family reference
FAMSParent in family reference
SUBMSubmitter reference
RFNFile record number **
AFNAncestral File record number **
REFNReference number **
RESNRestriction **
RINRecord identification number **
_FILESStart of external note *
_FILEEEnd of external note *
SOURSource reference
. PAGE. Document page number
. QUAY. Quality of data
. NOTE. Notes
. DATA. Ref data
. . DATE. . Data date
. . TEXT. Data text
_UDFNon-GED user field *
. _FIELD. Field name *
. _DATA. Field data *
NOTECONCConcatenated line
CONTContinuation line
REPONAMERepository name
PHONPhone number
_EMAILE-mail address *
_WEBWeb site URL *
SOURAUTHDocument author
PUBLPublication details
REPORepository reference
TEXTSource text
SUBMNAMESubmitter's name
PHONPhone number

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