Family Tree Example: The Murphys' Family Tree

The best way to understand Family Tree is to look at some examples of Family Tree and start drawing your own. You can now modify the Family Tree example below using Visual Paradigm's online Family Tree tool.

What is a Family Tree Diagram?

A family tree (similar to pedigree chart) is a diagram representing family relationships in a conventional tree structure. A family tree collage is an interesting way of learning about the heritage and history of the family. It can affect inheritance and be an important clue to a person's lineage and ancestors. It can impact a child's learning in many different ways. Typically, it is a tree-like structure that link people according to blood relationship and are divided into several levels in order to show family origins, family relationship, and members' basic information.

Actually, family trees can have many different themes, for example, it might encompass all direct descendants of a single figure, or all known ancestors of a living person. Another might include all members of a particular surname (e.g. male-line descendants). Yet another approach is to construct a tree including all holders of a certain office, such as kings of Germany. This relies on dynastic marriage to hold together the links between dynasties.

How to create a Family Tree?

Have you ever wondered how to draw Family Tree with a diagram tool like Visio but with more great diagramming features? VP Online Diagrams is the answer.

  1. Create a blank Family Tree.
  2. From the diagram palette, select the shapes you need and drop them onto the diagram. Arrange and connect shapes with connector lines.
  3. When you are done, save it (File > Save as) to our cloud repository for future access. You can also export your diagram into an image (PNG, SVG, JPG, PDF and more) and share it with your co-workers.

Online Family Tree Editor

Family trees are more easily created now and anyone, rather than just experts, can produce a professional looking tree today. There are many tools available online as a SaaS service, or even use for free to create a tree Visual Paradigm online is one of the best available in the market. The online platform, sample and templates are simple to use and you can easily access and customize them. The ultimate family tree illustration to brighten up your home! Each family tree template can be personalized to fit your needs. You can following the steps listed below to create your family tree.

  1. Choose the theme of family tree you like - there are many different theme or style structure of family tree. Google around the internet for choose one that is suitable for you in terms of size and detail needed.
  2. Collect the names to be included in the family tree - i.e. collect the names of great grandparents, grandfathers, grandmothers, uncles, aunts, cousins and arrange them from the oldest generation downwards.
  3. Research the details related to the family members - The names to be included should be accurate and names of the grandparents' siblings and their spouses can be known after talking to older members of the family.
  4. Collect the details you wish to highlight - In order to make the family tree informative, i.e. add birth dates, death dates, marriage dates and etc.
  5. Add photos if possible - A small portrait of the member can be attached to the element of the tree if they are available. This will make the family tree come alive.

Create family tree with Visual Paradigm's family tree maker. Whether you're a beginner or a pro, to draw family tree is always simple and fast with Visual Paradigm's family tree tools, symbols and templates.

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