Roots is a family tree generator. It's intended to be collaborative. Anyone who knows your access code can update your tree.
There is no such thing as a "traditional" family anymore. In order to handle step-parents, I went with an "it takes a village" approach. Add as many parents for each child as you like. If you'd like to specify details about those relationships, I suggest adding notes to the nodes. Similarly, I do not handle step- or half-siblings in any special manner. You are all one big (hopefully) happy family.
Sorry, there are algorithms built into this program that lay out the tree in a certain fashion and cannot be overridden.
I may add that in the future. But for now, you can download a PDF of your tree and import it into a program like Illustrator. Then customize away!
Unlikely. But this is a beta site. I will not delete data without contacting users first.
No. Promise. Use a fake address if you'd like. It only means I won't be able to contact you if I need to take the site down.
Send me your email address through the feedback form below and I'll dig it up.
Since this is a beta site, I'd just appreciate any feedback for now. Feel free to spread the word!