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Lichauco Family Tree

Right now, the canonical Lichauco Family tree is a Work in Progress.

I’ve got basic descendant charts going at: http://www.rcarlos.com/lichauco/gentree.php but even that needs a lot of work. Clicking on the root box brings you up the tree. Clicking on the lower boxes makes that person the new root and regenerates the tree. So far the responsiveness has been snappy. So I’ll keep this structure right now without any caching. TODO:

  • Add Multiple marriages to level 1 I’ve taken care of handling multiple marriages in the level 0 (root level). But I need to extend this to at least level 1 (children of the root). You can see how this works by going to http://www.rcarlos.com/lichauco/gentree.php?rootId=178 Macario was quite a guy.
  • Add handling of dupes There’s been a fair amount of intermarriages within the clan. Cousins marrying cousins. Uncles marrying their nieces. The display of this leaves a lot to be desired – the obvious effect is that when viewed from one side of the union, the children are seen, but from the other side, the children are not seen. This to-do is supposed to ensure that the children can be seen from both sides.
  • Honoring tree-hints. Multiple marriages or unions can be distracting and embarrassing. Some marriages carry more weight than others. The user should be able to configure the rendering of the tree to eliminate distracting unions and data while it is preserved in the DB.

This application makes extensive use of the Sitemap.css developed by astuteo.com. I’ve seen the way Ancestry.com does the “family” type presentation but I rather like mine better. It’s more compact and lends itself more to large extended families. In subsequent posts, I’ll expound on the data model used for my angkan software.

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December 24, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment