This page defines how the Everything Report will be ordered and how the individuals will be numbered.
Ordering Within Families
You can choose the way the people will be ordered within their families. You do this using the Within Families dropdown box. Its selections are: Down from Ancestors, Up to Ancestors, Descendants Only and Surname Order.
Down from Ancestors will produce a list of descendants for each ancestor starting from the father's father's father's... side and working down to the mother's mother's mother's... side. This is the normal ordering that you will use most of the time.
Up to Ancestors will produce a list of descendants for each ancestor starting with the person and moving up to their parents, then their paternal grandparents, their maternal grandparents, then to the great-grandparents and so on. This is sometimes referred to as ahnentafel ordering. It is a really good format when you are sending your information to a cousin. You can start with them, and then it will move up through their generations one family at a time. They will easily be able to follow it and can send you back updated information written onto a 2nd copy you send them.
Descendants Only will start with the person listed and just give their descendants. It will not include the ancestors of the person. This is a good ordering if you want to finely customize the way the families are listed.
Surname Order will order the ancestors by their surnames. This is most useful if all families are considered equal, for example if you are doing the genealogy of an entire town.