You Can Now Print Your Fan Chart!

October 7, 2013  - by 

You can now print a full-color, 7-generation fan chart from within Family Tree. To do so, follow the steps listed below.

Option 1: You can display the fan chart, and print it from the Fan Chart view window.
1. Make sure the person you want to print a fan chart for is in the primary person position.
2. Click the Fan Chart icon located in the upper left of the screen. This will display the fan chart on the screen.

Click Fan Chart Icon






3.Click the Printer icon.

Fan Chart Icon 1






4. Click Print. You may need to wait a few minutes for the chart for format.

Print Icon






Option 2: You can print a fan chart from the person’s details page. To do so, follow the steps listed below.
1. From the details page, click the Fan Chart icon so that the fan chart displays on the screen.
2. Click the Printer icon. You many need to wait a few minutes for the chart for format.
3. Click Print.

Fan 2







The printable fan chart opens in a second tab of your browser. It takes a bit of time to get created. When done, it looks like this:

Fan 3









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  1. I am trying to print my fan chart, but the printer icon isn’t shown. When I change to the pedigree pages, the icons are ther. But on the fan chart the icons are gone again! What am I doing wrong?! I want this so badly! Please can you help me? Thanks so much! Rochelle

    1. I have the same problem. I can only see the print icon in the Pedigree view, not in the Fan Chart view. The Fan Chart print icon was visible a couple of weeks ago.

  2. Is there any way to download a pedigree? I have several generations on FT and i would like a printed copy of how we all fit.

  3. before printing the fan chart would it be possible to download it to a flash memory stick, take it to a professional printer, and print out whatever size chart one would want “as one segment not in pages”?

    1. If it is already in the system then it is probably just a printer settings problem. I would call FamilySearch and see what they can do to help.

  4. I don’t know why the Church makes this so complicated? When the fan first came out all I had to is type in “new fan” on the address line and it took me right to the site. I was able to access a full interactive fan. Now all is get is 3 or 4 generations.

  5. How can I create a chart for my children (ages 9, 7) that will also show their mothers line? Right now it will only do my side of the family.

    1. Your computer may have a “Print as pdf” option. Or just take a screenshot and paste it into the word document. Those are my best ideas.