Scaling Mt. Everest
December 30, 1999

I have been excitedly testing the new American & European Family Forest Millennium Edition, which will be manufactured next week. While trying to discover its limits, I found that it literally reaches new heights.

A 25 generation Ancestor View (without siblings, and with Cousin Smart de-selected) for Prince Andrew of Greece (pin# 5608) reached the first major peak.

According to the counters within the new version 3.0 of Family Explorer, it filled in 975,750 boxes on the chart with ancestors of Prince Andrew, and the space required to print this chart would be 4 pages wide by 29,259 pages high. At 11 inches high per page, the height of this chart would reach from sea level to more than 6,500 feet above the highest peak in North America, Mt. McKinley!

Prince Andrew's wife is lineage-linked to a similar size pedigree in this Family Forest, so a 25 generation Ancestor View (without siblings, and with Cousin Smart de-selected) for their son, Prince Philip (pin# 3574) produces an even larger chart.

According to the counters, it filled in almost 1.09 million boxes on the chart with ancestors of Prince Philip, and the space required to print this chart would be 4 pages wide by 33,110 pages high. This chart would reach from sea level to more than 1,300 feet above the highest peak on the planet, Mt. Everest!

So, for the first time ever, it is now possible to calculate and display pedigree charts that are more than five miles high. What should one expect to find on pedigree charts with more than one million boxes filled in?

Bruce H. Harrison
Millisecond Publishing Co., Inc.
PO Box 6168
Kamuela, HI 96743
phone/fax: 808-885-7171
e-mail: forest@aloha.net

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