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

Using the report control form

The report control form controls printing, print previewing, exporting PDF files and printing to text files for every report available in Kith and Kin Pro except printing notes directly and printing the results of searches.

Select the report type you require by clicking on one of the report tabs. The report options page which you have selected will come to the top of the stack. For details of options settings for each report, see below.

Some options are common to most reports. Some reports have a title which you can modify before the report is printed.

Most reports allow you to choose whether the report should include all records in the database, a selected record or a range of records which you supply in the "From" and "To" boxes. If the report works on family records then the "Selection" option refers to the family rectangles currently selected in the Tree Area.

The current printer settings and page settings are displayed at the top of the form. Click on the Setup button to change the printer settings such as paper source, and click on the Page button to change page settings, such as margins.

The fonts used for reports are defined in Preferences. You can go quickly to the fonts page of the Preferences form by clicking on the Fonts button.


Wrap text files

For printing to text files, you can select whether long lines of text will break automatically at a word end (at approx 80 characters long) or whether they should be left intact by setting this option.

Births private

Set this option to exclude birth/christening dates of people who are still alive, ie. their "Dead" flag is set to false.

Privacy level

Set the cutoff privacy level for notes and user-defined fields. Notes and fields with a privacy level above the one you set here will be ignored. For example, enter level 2 to include notes/fields with privacy levels 0, 1 and 2. A level 3 or 4 note or field would be excluded.

Odd, Even and Odd + even pages:

If you are printing your reports double-sided you can print all the odd pages first then flip the printed pages over, put them back in the printer and print all the even pages. For normal print on one side only choose "Odd + even".

Mirror settings:

This is for use with the Odd pages or Even pages settings. If you are printing double-sided you may want things like page numbers printed on the right on odd pages and on the left on even pages. Setting Mirror settings will swap the page footer settings in Page setup to the opposite side of the page when printing even pages. The left and right margins will also be swapped and the code headers for details reports.


When you have set the options you require, click on the print button to print to the printer, the preview button to print to the screen, the PDF button to export a PDF file or the file button to print to a text file. The text file option is not available for graphic report types.

When the report has finished printing or you have closed the preview window, Kith and Kin Pro brings you back to the report control window. You can now print another report or click on the Close button to close the window.

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