At heart, the Family Wheel application is a simple genealogical cataloging program. You can construct a basic family tree of the names, dates, and notes of members of your family. Add a few entries and you will notice that the Family Wheel is an editor but also a succint way of viewing your family’s ancestry. Its premise is to remain simple, presenting a circular ancestry chart radiating from a central circle. This circle represents the person you are currently adding information to. At a glance, you can see where gaps exist in your family records. By clicking any ‘leaf’ in the wheel, you can edit the information of an ancestor.