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How To Draw A Family Tree

16 June 2016
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Kinley Ray
Kinley Ray

The image of pedigree in the form of genealogical tree is a great way to help children understand their heritage and learn more about the great-grandparents and other relatives whom they have not seen. For adults it is an opportunity to perpetuate the memory of those who died, and create a beautiful display of your family history. Below you will find information on how to create a family tree.

Learn The History Of Your Family

1. Learn more about your origin. Some people are very familiar with their family's history, while others are not aware of their grandfathers, great-grandfathers, cousins, etc. Before drawing up the family tree, gather all the necessary information, conducting research in the following ways:

2. Decide how far you plan to go. It is interesting to trace your family history as far as possible, but if you draw a family tree, you will be hard to put into it the information over several generations. You are limited to the size of the paper you are using, because you need to put all names on one sheet.

Be Prepared To Work On A Drawing

1. Choose the paper and drawing supplies. You're going to spend time on research and drawing up of your family tree, so take good drawing materials to adequately present the information.

2. Decide what form your tree will be. Sometimes a family tree is drawn in the form of real trees with a separate branch for each "branch" of the genus. Sometimes they are a scheme of kinship: the end result has a tree-like form, but the surnames are not imposed on the drawn tree. Use a style that was given to you at school, or just select the one that you like best.

Draw A Tree

1. Draw a tree with a light pencil. Imagine how it should look, and calculate how much space you need to write all the names and indicate the desired relations. Working with a pencil, you can draw a twig, if you do not fit into the place.

2. Write your name. This is your family tree, so it starts with you. Write your name in such a place on the page that there is enough space around it for the others.

3. Add your parents, brothers and sisters. Place the names of the parents directly above or below your name, depending on the direction in which your tree will grow. Write the names of brothers and sisters on the the same level with yours, that they should be associated with the names of your parents.

4. Fill in your uncles and aunts, cousins, and grandparents. At this stage, the tree begins to branch. From the part of your father indicate on a tree the names of his brothers and sisters, their spouses and children (your cousins). At the next level, enter the names of the parents of your father and mark the lines from them to each of their children. Do the same on the part of the mother, listing therein all the members of your extended family.

5. Include other generations. Continue to add the names of your first grandparents and their spouses and children, your great-grandparents, and so on, until you fill in as many levels of your genealogical tree as you want.

6. Highlight your picture in detail. Circle the tree with black and color ink, emphasizing the names and contours. For the tree to look more interesting, you can add decorative elements and other details.

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