But it wasn't until my 'Legacy Tips & Tricks' class at last week's conference in California that I learned how much some of you wanted to customize these colors to match your own coloring system. After demonstrating how to pick your own colors, there was an audible gasp in the room. I was completely surprised. I had no idea until then that this was a feature that so many would appreciate. I decided then that I would write this article for you.
Once you have turned on the colors (Tools > Apply Ancestor Colors), you can change the colors by going to Options > Customize > View > Ancestor Color Coding. Here, click on the Change button.
Then, click on the Change Box Color buttons:
where you can choose from the basic colors or create your own.
Even though I don't use the color coding system to organize my paper files, I still use this feature. For example, when I'm browsing my pedigree, if the box colors are red, I immediately know that these ancestors are part of my mother's paternal line.
Happy color coding!