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How to Create Family Tree

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Posted by Allison Lynch | 01/05/2021

Part 1: What is Family Tree?

A family tree is used to show ancestry and familial relationships. It begins with the "head" of the family at the top of the diagram, with their offspring branched out from underneath them, and so on.

Family trees are a great way to find out more about your family history. It can reveal information about and familial relationships with distant relatives that you never knew existed. Family trees can also be useful in medicine. A more detailed family tree - genograms - can help medical professionals identify hereditary conditions among individuals.

Part 2: Why Create Family Tree?

Making a family tree is a rewarding process because it can bring the following benefits.

  1. It's a good way to organize information about ancestors and relatives in the same family, and understand how they are all connected.
  2. It's a great exercise to learn about your family history with a historical perspective.
  3. Making a family tree can be an essential way to help children understand their heritage. It's a good chance for them to know about their great grandparents or family members they never had the chance to meet.
  4. It can be a good opportunity for adults to memorialize people who have passed away and make a representation of the family history.

Part 3: How to Make Family Tree?

Step 1: Start EdrawMax.

Step 2: Navigate to [New]>[Organizational Chart]>[Family Tree].

Family Tree step 1

Step 3: Select one org chart template to edit on it or click the [+] sign to start from scratch.

Family Tree step 2

Step 4: You can export the file to Graphics, PDF, editable MS Office file, SVG and Visio vsdx file.

export and save

Step 5: And you can share your diagram with others via social media and web page.

Family Tree step 3

Watch the video to learn how to create a Family Tree.

If you have trouble in watching the video tutorial, please visit it at YouTube.

Part 4: Family Tree Examples

Example 1: Huang Family Tree Template

A free family tree template for Huang family pedigree is provided to download and print. Quickly get a head-start when creating your own family tree. More family tree templates are available in Edraw Max, download to explore more resources.

Marketing Family Tree Template

Example 2: Photo Family Tree Template

Create a family tree with photos using this photo family tree template. It allows you to change the photos with your own ones through the context menu. It's very convenient to make photo family tree to present the past history of your family.

Photo Family Tree Template

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