Progeny Charting Companion™ Review

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If you think seeing genealogy displayed in colorful charts is fascinating, then this review of Progeny Genealogy Charting Companion™ is for you. 

Progeny Charting Companion Tells Your Story 

I recently began using Progeny Charting Companion™ and was immediately blown away by the beautiful charts created from my genealogy progam (RootsMagic).

Progeny Charting Companion

 Charting Companion is for Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8, and is compatible with all genealogy programs, including:

  • Ancestral Quest
  • Family Historian
  • Family Tree Maker (2007 and earlier, 2010–2014; other versions use GEDCOM)
  • GEDCOM (all programs)
  • Legacy Family Tree
  • Roots Magic (ver. 4 and later)

I first chose the full circle fan shape from the 14 charts offered, and began with eight generations as that fits nicely on an 8” x 11” page for printing. The poster version lets me print up to 16 generations and that’s next on my to-do list.

Progeny Ancestor Fan Chart 

Fan chart

Fan chart

The Ancestor Fan Chart can be colored according to gender, generation or lineage, and can be traditional semicircle, a quarter circle, or a full circle. You don’t need to mess with making things fit, as the Ancestor Fan Chart does it all for you. It automatically scales to fit whatever size paper you have selected. Pretty smart software!

Another nifty thing that I really like is the program’s ability to alert you if you try to print more generations than can fit on your chosen paper size. If you get the warning, simply choose fewer generations.

These colorful charts are excellent for sharing genealogy discoveries with family and friends. They are easy to attach to emails, and post on blogs and social media sites. We live in a marvelous age where we can explore our family history electronically, and connect generations as never before. I’m grateful for products such as these that help spread the wonder that is genealogy.   

More Charts from Genealogy Charting Companion™

Progeny Descendant Chart

The world’s only descendant fan chart.


Progeny Hourglass Chart

Progeny Hourglass Chart







More Products from Progeny Genealogy

I can’t wait to review more exciting Progeny Genealogy products as outlined below: 

Progeny 3D tree

Progeny 3D tree

  • Progeny 3D Family Tree™ ~ the only program that displays your family tree in 3 dimensions.
  • Genelines™ ~ unique timeline charts that show your lineage against a backdrop of historical, world or family events.
  • Map My Family Tree™ ~ a unique genealogy product that shows your ancestor’s geographical distribution and the migration patterns that shaped your family’s history.

Where to Buy Progeny Genealogy Charting Companion™ 

  • Companion 5 with Charting Companion™ (download) costs $29.95 from
  • The CD costs $34.95 + shipping. 

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