Kith and Kin Pro manual

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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

Setting page options

Use the Page setup to define the layout of the pages used for all reports. This includes paper size, paper orientation, page margins and the page footer.

Printer settings:

The current printer type and paper source are displayed at the top of the form. If you wish to change these, click on the Setup button.


Enter the measurement for each of the page margins. The unit of measure may be either inches or millimetres as defined by the "Measure" setting.

The printer you are using may have a non-printing area around the edge of the physical page and Kith and Kin Pro will check to make sure that the margins you have set are big enough to include this.


Select Portrait or Landscape to suit the type of report you are printing. Note that the page margins do not change when you change the orientation, but the width and height of the page do.

Page size:

Select the paper size you are using from the list. The list contains all the paper sizes supported by the current printer.

If you want to define a paper size which is not in the list, enter the appropriate Width and Height. The paper size in the list will change to "User-defined size".


You can define the margins, page width and height and page footer distance in Inches or mm.

Page footer:

Kith and Kin Pro can print an optional page footer which appears at the bottom of every printed page. The footer can have a date stamp, user-defined text and the page number.

Set "Revision" to include a revision stamp in the page footer. The revision stamp can include the date of printing and some text. It is useful to have the current date printed on each report, particularly when the tree data is constantly being updated and only updated sections are being reprinted. When it's printed, the revision stamp will also include the name of the report and the entire stamp takes the following format: <report> <text> <date>

<report> is dependant on the type of document being printed, eg. "Descendants", "Index", etc.

<text> is user defined text which may be entered in the "Text" field.

<date> is the current date and is formatted the style selected for date output format in Preferences.

Set "Page numbers" to have a page number printed at the bottom of each page. You can enter the text to be printed in front of the page number in "Prefix".

Note that pages numbers start at 1 for each report. If you are printing Family Details reports, a family at a time, for example, each family will start at page 1.

You can choose whether the revision stamp and the page numbers are printed on the left, right or in the centre of the page. Naturally you can't have both printed in the same position.

The page footer is printed between the bottom margin and the bottom of the paper. Set the distance from the bottom of the paper that the page footer should be printed. Your printer may have a non-printing area at the bottom of the page in which case the page footer distance must be greater than that.

You can choose which font you want to use for the page footer in Preferences.

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