Kinship Diagram Example: Kinship Chart Example

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

Kinship Diagram Notation Explained

Kinship is reckoned in a number of different ways around the world, resulting in a variety of types of descent patterns and kin groups. Anthropologists frequently use diagrams to illustrate kinship relationships to make them more understandable. The symbols shown here are usually employed. They may be combined, as in the example below on the right, to represent a family consisting of a married couple and their children.

In kinship diagrams, one individual is usually labeled as EGO. This is the person to whom all kinship relationships are referred. In the case below on the right, ego has a brother (Br), sister (Si), father (Fa), and mother (Mo). Note also that ego is shown as being gender nonspecific--that is, either male or female.

Relationships are traced through a central individual labelled EGO. These various elements are joined to produce a kinship diagram as follows:

How to create a Kinship Diagram?

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

  1. Create a blank Kinship Diagram.
  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.

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