How to make a family tree for grade 1


How to Make a Family Tree: 5 Easy Craft Ideas

Children are a curious lot. They have a lot of questions about their family and a fascinating way to clear their doubts is by creating a family tree. A family’s history comes alive with a family tree. There are many kinds of families. Some may be only mom, dad and child while there may be others who grandparents too live in the same house. Give your children some time to understand the relations between the members of the family.

What is a Family Tree?

A diagram showing the relationship between people in a family is a family tree. It is generally presented with the oldest generation at the top and the youngest generation at the bottom. The family lineage depicted in a family tree shows bits of recorded history which can make a child feel proud of knowing his roots and understanding how influential they have been.

How Does a Family Tree Benefit a Child’s Learning?

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:

  • It helps in establishing the lineage for a person’s claim to property and inheritance. For example, families which parted during a major war could get together with the help of a family tree.
  •  A family tree is of great help to medical professionals as they can find clues to genetic diseases embedded in the members of the family. They can also assess the diseases that are hereditary and suggest preventive measures.
  • Children feel secure and stable knowing that they are a tiny part of a bigger whole.
  • It has been observed by experts that children who know their family story have higher self-esteem and are happier.
  • Discussion about family members can be a great way to learn about language and literacy and celebrate the differences within families.

How to Create a Family Tree?

If you wish to illustrate your family history, creating a family tree is one of the best ways. As the first basic step, you should research your ancestry and display each generation and embellish it to make it presentable. The steps on how to create a family tree chart on paper are given below:

1. Collect the Names You Need to Include in the Family Tree

Collect the names of great grandparents, grandfathers, grandmothers, uncles, aunts, cousins and arrange them from the oldest generation downwards.

2. Research the Details

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.

3. Collect the Details You Wish to Highlight

In order to make the family tree informative, you can add birth dates, death dates, marriage dates, and hometown as well.

4. Add Photos If Possible

A small portrait of the ancestors can be added if they are available. This will make the family tree come alive.

Easy and Innovative Family Tree Craft Ideas for Your Child

There are plenty of eye-catching ideas to make a family tree. Ultimately it should be able to project your family history. It should be the responsibility of each member to update and preserve family history.

1. Apple Family Tree

You can make your own family apple tree.

What You Need:

  • Green and brown paper (stiff) for making the tree
  • Scissors and glue
  • Red paper for apple cut-outs

How to Make:

  • Trace and cut out the shape of a tree and glue it to the paper.
  • Write the names of family members on apple cut-outs.
  • Glue the apples to the tree.
  • A beautiful family apple tree is ready.

2. Peek a Boo Family Tree

It is a simple and easy way to prepare a family tree on the wall. Children can make cute and adorable craft work and depict family genealogy spanning three or more generations.

What You Need:

  • Simple folded paper
  • Labels and markers
  • Pictures of family members
  • Glue
  • Green and brown paper

How to Make:

  • Take the paper and write out the titles of the family members on it.
  • Create a secure tree on the wall.
  • Cut the pictures and glue them on the tree.
  • Stick a label over each picture so that they are covered and your child has to lift the label to see it.
  • A beautiful peek a boo family tree is ready.

3. Painted Leaves Family Tree

It is one of the easiest ways to make a family tree.

What You Need:

  • Some sticks
  • Paint of any colour
  • Cardboard tube
  • Glue
  • Old T-shirts
  • Paint trays

How to Make:

  • Cut out the cardboard tube into several oval shapes and pinch at the top and bottom.
  • The kids can make any kind of a tree using the sticks.
  • Using glue, stick the stems/sticks to the paper.
  • Use the cardboard tube leaves to make paint prints on the paper.
  • Each leaf is labelled as a family member and allowed to dry.

4. Family Tree Sensory Box

It is a lot of fun to sift through pictures of mum and dad, babies, cousins, uncles and aunts, grandpas and grandmas. It is a fun and unique way to make a family tree.

What You Need:

  • Family member photos
  • Glue, tape, paper, markers
  • Cut-outs of leaves
  • Fine sensory bin filler (coloured sand)
  • Paintbrush
  • Crayons or markers (dry erase)

How to Make:

  • Draw a rough tree shape on a paper.
  • Paint it any colour of your choice.
  • Cut out photos of family members and glue them on the tree.
  • Turn it into a fun hide and find activity.
  • Hide the laminated pictures at the bottom of a bin covered with coloured sand.
  • A brush can be used to dust away the sand and identify the members.

5. Handprint and Footprint Family Tree

It is a fun way to track of fall bucket list and requires easily available items. It can display the family photos and for an entire month, kids can be given the opportunity to share the treasured memories with the family in class.

What You Need:

  • Card paper
  • Brown paper for feet
  • Red, orange, yellow paper for hands
  • Glue
  • Tape

How to Make:

  • Cut out footprints on the brown paper and adjust to form the trunk of the tree.
  • Tape this on the wall or glass door.
  • Cut out handprints on the coloured papers and use them as leaves.
  • Write down the names of family members on the leaves to complete the family tree.

Family members are the people we share our memories with and so creating a family tree can be a wonderful way of celebrating family ties. DIY family tree art can increase creative ideas and make learning fun.

A family tree is a visual documentary of one’s ancestry. The work of creating a family tree will inspire future generations to preserve the family history for the years to come.

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In 1977, the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) gambled that a 12-hour miniseries based on Alex Haley’s best-selling novel, “Roots,” would be of interest to the general American audience. In an unprecedented move, ABC scheduled the series to be broadcasted over eight consecutive nights.

The gamble paid off as roughly half of the Americans alive in 1977 watched at least part of the series. 

The “Roots” miniseries was a cultural phenomenon that influenced millions of viewers to research their own roots. While writing the book, Haley did a lot of genealogy research at the National Archive, and after the series aired, letters to the National Archive tripled and applications to use the facilities increased by 40%.

If you are interested in your own family history, a good place to start is to create a family tree.

Family Tree Chart (Click on image to modify online)

A family tree is a visual representation of a person’s lineage, tracing relationships to common ancestors. Visually similar to an org chart, this diagram is usually presented in a tree structure starting with one individual as the root. From the root, lines representing branches terminate in boxes representing leaves. Each leaf represents individual family members with information such as birth, marriage, and death dates. 

A family tree diagram or genealogy chart makes it easy to record the people, places, and events that make up your family history and then share it with others. Learn how to draw a family tree (or get started faster with a few examples of family trees).

Why create a family tree?

If you are even a little bit interested in your ancestry and if you would like to gain some insight into who you are and where you came from, you may want to create a genealogy chart.

There are many reasons to make your own family trees:

  • It gives you a connection to your heritage.
  • It can help you trace genetics and family health concerns.
  • It is a good exercise for learning your family history in relation to historical events.
  • It is a good way to pique your children’s interest so they will want to learn about ancestors and preserve family stories.
  • It can be fun!

How to draw a family tree chart

A family tree can be as simple or as complicated as you want it to be. 

A simple genealogy chart may include you, your parents, your grandparents, and your great-grandparents. A complicated family tree chart may include you, your parents, your siblings, aunts and uncles, cousins, and so on.

How far you go and who you include is up to you.

Getting started

Before you jump in and start drawing your family tree, you may want to do a little planning. For example, you might ask yourself:

  • How far do you want to go back? 
  • Is there somebody in your family who already has this information to give you a starting point? 
  • What type of information do you want to include on each leaf (births, marriages, deaths)?
  • Do you want to add pictures of your ancestors to each leaf? Where can you find these pictures?

You also may want to determine in which direction you will draw the tree. In nature, trees grow from the ground to the sky, but on paper or the computer screen, family trees can develop from the bottom up, the top down, or horizontally. It could be a good idea to look at some examples of family trees to help you decide how your tree will be drawn.

There is not a single family tree definition that dictates what has to be included or what the family tree should look like. But note that if you simply want to chart relationships without digging too deeply, you may want to draw a simple kinship diagram instead. Kinship diagrams use basic symbols, lines, and letters to represent relationships to help you visualize your lineage.

Kinship Diagram Template (Click on image to modify online)

1. Gather information about your family

Write down what you know, ask family members to fill in the gaps, and find pictures and documents. Visit libraries and online genealogy sources to search for census records, news stories, land deeds, and other documents that can verify your ancestry.

Remember that you can only go back so far because of the limited availability of reliable records. You may have heard of some people saying that they have traced their lineage all the way to Adam and Eve. But in reality, it is very hard to find accurate records older than a few hundred years because many records have been destroyed in fires, floods, acts of war, and simple negligence. Some areas of the world were better at keeping and preserving records than others, so how far you can go back will depend on where your family came from. Most family tree outlines trace ancestry back three or four generations because of the limited information.

2. Draft a family tree outline

Compile all of the information you have and create an outline. Start drawing from yourself to your ancestors, or start with the oldest ancestor you know about and trace forward to you.

You can draw your family tree freehand using pen and paper or create a family tree online using Lucidchart and our family tree diagram maker. Through this visual workspace, you can select a family tree template online and modify it with a few simple clicks. 

Family Tree - Basic Genealogy (Click on image to modify online)Genealogy Chart Example (Click on image to modify online)Family Tree - Bowtie Genealogy (Click on image to modify online)

3. Add information to each leaf

Each family member will be represented by a shape connected by lines to represent relationships. Typically a box or rectangle is used to represent your relatives, but you can use any shape that you want to use. Each shape is a leaf on the tree. The shape you decide to use as leaves should be consistent and sized to include the information that you plan to put on your family tree chart. 

Place pictures, important event dates, and any other information you want to include in your leaf. As you put together this information, we would recommend a few additional guidelines:

Make it simple

If you want your family tree diagram to be useful to other members of your family, keep it simple so the information can be easily scanned and digested. Try to have each level of the tree represent a single generation so it is easy to trace relationships.

Don’t air your family’s dirty laundry

Who is going to be looking at this family tree diagram? There may be some family secrets that are not known to all living family members, so try to be sensitive about adding information that may not be too welcome to some of your relatives.

4. Distribute your family tree diagram

This is the fun part—once you have finished your genealogy chart or family tree diagram, share it with your family members and give them a chance to reflect on their genealogy or learn new family stories. You can also invite them to provide additional information.

If you have created your family tree diagram online with Lucidchart, click “Share” to give family members access to collaborate on the visual with you or export your family tree to a number of file formats.

Discover your family history with Lucidchart

Use Lucidchart to easily make a free family tree chart. No matter what time zone your family members reside in, everybody with the permission to share and edit the document can open it, add notes, and modify or make corrections at the same time. It’s a good way to bring your family closer without being in the same physical location.

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Family tree for grade 1

Schoolchildren are often given creative homework - to draw their own family tree. Of course, without the help of adults, this is not enough. Often, all the closest relatives are involved in the process, remembering their ancestors by common efforts. Before drawing a family tree to a child in school, adults should understand in detail the links between generations.

The task of a child to draw a family tree with his own hands, as well as possible, allows you to find out the roots of your family. The current generation is not particularly interested in their ancestors, who, passing away, forever take with them valuable information for the whole family.

In order to complete the work, you will need a minimum of materials - felt-tip pens or pencils and, if possible, a photo. Most often, a family tree, supplemented with photographs, is made for children in elementary grades or in kindergarten - the requirements are minimal, it is enough to recall the next of kin, whose images are likely to be found in albums or on digital media.

High school students are offered to dig deeper and display information as accurately as possible, with dates of birth, death and a brief description of the life path of their ancestors. It is very rare for anyone to have old photographs, and therefore, it is better to display all the information in a free-form frame.

Master class: how to draw a family tree

Of course, the main task in creating a family tree falls on the shoulders of the parents, but the child must necessarily participate in the creative process. Thus, he will not only help to color the drawing, but will also be more imbued with blood ties:

  1. Most often, a standard A4 white sheet is chosen for such work, which can be painted or left the same. Most often, a family tree is depicted in the form of a mighty oak, we will follow this path and depict a large tree. A little introduction: a good habit is to write down

    The memory of a family is not only photographs, it can be said about any treasured family item. An old coal samovar on a modern table looks ... nice. But it is a completely different matter if the history of the samovar is based on living stories of ancestors! Therefore, it makes sense to make a habit: write down the stories of grandparents, moms and dads, great-grandparents, uncles and aunts. Great-grandchildren may not have time to personally meet great-grandfathers. But the younger generation will still be able to recognize them if there are audio or video recordings in which relatives remain alive and healthy, talking about their lives.

    Creating the basis of the pedigree

    This is how professional ethnographers record information in live communication. But how to create the very basis on which you can put on the clothes of oral stories, family traditions? Where can I get information, find out the exact dates, names and positions? The answer is simple - in the archives, and help can be found on social networks, where many groups of genealogists are active.

    How to draw a family tree

    Novice researchers may have difficulties with graphically correct presentation of information. Therefore, today we will touch on this topic.

    First of all, decide who will be the "end user" of the information. From a psychological point of view, it is important to start introducing the child to the questions of his pedigree from early childhood, kindergarten and even toddler age, gradually changing the form of presenting information.

    It is for a child of preschool or primary school age that the “artistic” version of the family tree is more suitable, when a real tree is drawn, real leaves on its branches. However, it is not necessary to draw - design options depend on individual tastes, creative preferences and imagination, you can also download a ready-made template from the network.

    ” But here comes the problem – most family tree diagrams are wrong!

    For example, look at this diagram that we found on the Internet

    Outwardly, it looks understandable to a child, but even a toddler can ask a logical question: “Why am I the root, and the branches “mother” and “dad” grow out of me? In fact, it's the other way around!"

    ” Indeed, on the contrary! The general pattern of building genealogical trees is that the roots depict the first of the ancestors known to us, the most distant in time from us.

    Family tree of Queen Victoria of England

    ” Another rule of scientific genealogy is that trees are built along the male line.

    For example, the children of married women are depicted on the tree of their father, that is, the husband of this woman, they are not marked on the family tree of the parental family of this woman.

    Important: it is on the male line in our tradition that all types of fixing genealogy are built: genealogical schemes, and generational paintings, and already described genealogical trees. The rest in the design of the family tree is a matter of creativity.

    ”On the genealogical tree for each person, you should write the last name, first name, patronymic, date of birth and death, if the person is no longer alive.

    How to build a pedigree chart

    The principle of constructing a pedigree scheme in general terms resembles working with a family tree. Creativity, of course, is less - there is no picturesqueness, artistry of a genealogical tree.

    ” But from the point of view of the spatial organization of information, there are important differences: the family tree is necessarily built from the bottom up, and the scheme can be ascending (from bottom to top), descending (from top to bottom) and even lateral (from left to right).

    Generation painting

    In my opinion, for an adult conducting genealogical research, the most convenient form of fixing new information is generational painting. For teenagers, the ability to make generational paintings can also become a bright addition to the course of Russian history.

    So, generational painting is attractive precisely because it allows you to completely painlessly make additions about any person, without violating the structure and design. Its other advantage is that it is generational painting that allows you to record absolutely any available information about a person. Standardization in it concerns only the structure of the location of relatives.

    Let me explain this with an example - a fragment of the generational painting of the Zakharovs.

    Appetite comes with eating. It is quite possible that, having taken up the compilation of a family tree or generational painting with your child this summer, you will want to ask your questions. Since 1994, there has been a public organization in Novosibirsk - the Novosibirsk Historical and Genealogical Society, which unites like-minded people and provides methodological assistance in compiling a genealogy. The society is represented by a group in the social network VKontakte >>>>

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    A family tree is a great way to visualize your family's history. In the process of creating the tree, you will be able to learn more about the life path of your ancestors. Communicate with close and distant relatives, hear from them a lot of interesting things about the fate of your loved ones. You can arrange the tree you create in the form of a real work of art and hang it like a picture on the wall. How to create such a tree for a schoolboy and arrange it in a way that is pleasing to the eye? There are special templates for this, and below we will analyze how to choose a family tree template for a student, and what we need for this.

    What is a family tree?

    As you know, the term "family tree" means a genealogical (genealogical) tree, which schematically presents family ties between members of the same genus. A family tree is the most common form of visual representation of a person's lineage. It usually includes a field for each person, and his relationship with other relatives, expressed in the form of connecting lines. In addition to the person's name, such a field can also contain associated dates, place of birth, and other useful information.

    Typically, one generation in a family tree represents one level. Thanks to this, it is clearly visible which ancestors preceded each of the generations.

    A horizontal line between two fields indicates a marriage. The downward arrow from the couple indicates children from that marriage. While most family trees grow vertically, they can also grow sideways. Later in the article, I will present several family tree templates for schoolchildren.

    The founder of the genus (ancestor) is quite often represented in the form of a tree root. The trunk - representatives of the main line of the genus (usually in the male line). The branches of the family tree are the lines of genealogy, and the leaves of such branches are their descendants.

    Many often erroneously refer to the "family tree" as the family "tree", which is fundamentally wrong. Genealogy recognizes the term "family tree", and the name "family tree" is a distortion of the professional thesaurus.

    How to create a family tree diagram

    How to create a family tree of a student at school? Let's take a look at the steps to create a family tree diagram:

    1. On a separate piece of paper, write down all the people you want to be on your family tree. You can start the tree from yourself (you will be the base of the tree). On a piece of paper, write down the details of your family (parents, siblings), then go to your parents' parents (grandparents, uncles and aunts, cousins, etc. ). You can stop there, but you can go further. Make sure you don't miss anyone. Your family tree is an important part of your family history, so give it enough attention;
    2. Fill in the gaps about relatives by doing research. If there is no information on any of the relatives, try to conduct your own research. Look for information on the net, ask old relatives and friends, visit local archives. It will be exciting;
    3. Decide what information you want to display on the family timeline. In addition to the first and last name, you can include the date of birth and death, the date of marriage (marriage), place of birth, and so on. Adding this data will make the tree you create more informative;
    4. Consider whether you will include photos in your tree. If you have access to photos of your ancestors, you can insert small photos of them into the tree you create. The use of a photo is justified in the case of a small tree, otherwise its size, together with the photographs, will come out really huge;
    5. Start drawing the tree from your generation, including you, your parents, brothers and sisters. The shape of your tree is up to you. If you want to create a vertical tree with a wide top, start drawing it from the bottom on a wide piece of paper. You can also start on the left side if you want the tree to grow to the right.

    One of the possible schemes for your tree

    For example, write your name below. On your behalf draw a line a little higher to your mother. Then draw another line on your behalf, to your father. Draw a horizontal line connecting your father and mother.

    If you are a student and have brothers and sisters, draw lines from your father and mother to them.

    In case your brothers and sisters have a couple, then write it down. Connect such a pair with a horizontal line.

    If your siblings have children, write them down and connect them with lines to their parents

    • Enter the generation of your parents and grandparents. It can be a sister (brother) of one of your parents who has a husband (wife) and so on. Connect such a couple with a horizontal line, and draw lines to their children.

    For example, above your mother's name, enter the name of her mother (your grandmother) and father (grandfather). Connect them with a line between you and your mother. Do the same for your father.

    If your mom (dad) had brothers and sisters, then add a line from your grandparents to them. Add to such brothers and sisters the names of their couples (husband or wife). Connect such a pair with a horizontal line.

    • Decide how far you can go. As it grows, such a tree can become huge. Perhaps, at first, you should limit yourself to your close relatives (you, brothers and sisters, dad and mom, grandparents).
    • Decorate your tree beautifully and make it unique. Once the text part of the tree is complete, get a little creative and draw your tree nicely. Take a huge sheet of drawing size, use a beautiful felt-tip pen or paint to decorate your tree. Get a little creative, make your tree colorful.

    Best Family Tree Templates for Students

    If your student child has been given the task of creating his own family tree, he will be helped by hint templates that visually display how this or that tree might look like. We offer you a family tree - templates for filling, which can be used in a graphic editor, or immediately printed on a printer.

    You can download this template for filling in the family tree for free. To do this, just hover over the template you like, right-click, and select "Save Image As".

    You can also use the English-language template for the student, which displays the family tree.

    If you use a graphic editor, you can insert photos of your relatives into the empty fields of the template. The result will be printed on the printer.

    Conclusion

    Above, we discussed what a family tree is, how to create it, and also provided a template for a student that clearly demonstrates how a family tree should look like. Use the templates we have provided to create your family tree, which will be a visual representation of your family's genealogy. If you do not want to draw a family tree yourself, use Ancestry, Myheritage, Findmypast level services to create a family tree online.

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How to make a genealogical tree of family and clan

How to keep the memory of the past of your family? Collecting old photographs and yellowed letters in boxes on the mezzanine is not the best option: in a couple of generations, your descendants will hardly guess who these smiling people from black and white cards are. How about translating that memory into something meaningful, like a real family tree? Its creation will be an exciting quest for the whole family, and in the process of immersing yourself in your own story, incredible discoveries can await you all.

Building a family tree is not easy, but interesting. To do this, you will have to conduct a comprehensive study, collect all the data and photographs, and then try to create a family tree with your own hands from all this.

In our article you will find not only tips for finding information about ancestors, but also various tree design options. We have also prepared for you two templates for filling in the family tree - for children and for adults.

How to make a family tree with your own hands

Where to start

Before you begin, you must determine for yourself why all this is needed. Are you in the mood for deep exploration, or is your goal just to share stories about your parents and grandparents with your children?

A well-defined goal will help you achieve the final result faster.

Think of a plan, break it down into small steps so you can easily track progress. And this will add to your motivation not to give up halfway through - believe me, you will need it.

Searching for information about relatives

Once you have decided how far you want to go, the most interesting step is collecting information about relatives and distant ancestors. You will surely learn many funny and touching stories and find some distant relatives living on the other side of the world. Or maybe even reveal a family secret - who knows? To find as much information as possible and understand how to make a family tree of a family, use the following methods:

  • Questioning relatives

Start your search by interviewing your next of kin. Organize family tea gatherings with grandparents - they will be happy to share valuable memories. Arrange a video conference with those who live in other cities and countries, or just write to them on social networks.

  • Family archive analysis

Carefully study all documents, letters and diaries that have been preserved in your family. In birth, marriage and death certificates, passports, employment records and diplomas, you will find answers to key questions that are important for the pedigree. These records will help restore information that loved ones could not remember. Look through old photographs: perhaps the grandmother forgot to tell about her second cousin. Already at this stage, you can choose photo cards for your family tree.

  • Internet searches

Browse various genealogy websites and related resources for historical information. For example, the website "Feat of the People" provides open access to archival documents about the exploits and awards of all soldiers of the Great Patriotic War of 1941–1945.

Register on several thematic forums. For example, on the All-Russian Genealogical Tree forum, it is possible to search for a specific person by last name, regions and countries.

Try to find distant relatives of your generation on Odnoklassniki or VKontakte. But do not forget that in a correct genealogical research, any information must be confirmed by archival certificates.

  • Collection of information in registry offices and archives

If you are looking for information about marriage, dates of birth or death, please contact the registry office. If a relative has something to do with the army - for example, is a veteran of the Second World War - make a request to the military registration and enlistment office at the place of residence, service or conscription. But keep in mind: in order to obtain documents of deceased relatives, you must prove your relationship with them, providing, among other things, your birth certificate.

Don't hope for a quick result when searching for genealogy in archives. The process can take months or even years. But the information you find can greatly advance your research.

  • Contacting specialists

If you do not want to spend time building a family tree, contact the professionals. Archives staff, designers, and specialty companies will help you find the information you need and create a family tree. In addition, with their help you can create a family tree book, a film presentation and even a family coat of arms.

What are the types of a family tree

There are several methods for compiling a tree.

  • Descending tree

The family scheme is formed from an ancestor to descendants. This design method allows you to visually trace the history of the family from distant times to the present day.

  • Pedigree

Compiled from a person to his ancestors. Such a structure will be especially convenient for those who have not yet completed the search for information and are consistently moving from the known to the unknown.

  • Round table

It is built in a circle, in the center of which one of the children is placed. The second, outer, circle is divided in half and the data of the mother and father are recorded in it. In the third circle, cut into four parts, grandparents are indicated. Then a fourth circle is added, which is divided into eight parts, and so on. This type of tree is quite rare. But this scheme is the most compact.

How to arrange a family tree

  • Genealogical tree on computer

Programs for creating a family tree will help you save time and get a guaranteed result. Use the MyHeritage online service or GenoPro, Family Tree Builder or Tree of Life software. Choose a template, enter your pedigree data and enjoy the result.

You can also find or draw an empty tree yourself in a graphics editor.

  • DIY family tree

Get creative with your family tree results. We have selected a few examples for you to inspire.

Family box

For each ancestor, a box is wound up or one cell is allocated, in which documents, photos, objects are placed. By opening such a box, you can touch the past and find out what kind of person your ancestor was.

Generic tree from local materials

This design option is perfect for a kindergarten or school project.

Family tree in album

Decorative stand with photo frames

How to work with the family tree template

We have prepared two templates that both children and adults will love.

Open Tree Template for Adults

Open Tree Template for Children

Templates can be used both electronically and in print.

  • Print out a blank template and include drawings or photos of yourself and your ancestors.
  • Use a photo editor and paste the scanned images into a template. Print the result.

Filling out a template in Picverse Photo Editor

In Picverse Photo Editor you can not only edit pictures and insert them into a template, but also restore old photos.

Check out our sample of filling out the template - it will be easier for you to figure out how to draw up a family tree correctly.

1) Launch Picverse Photo Editor.

2) If you want to restore photo that has lost its appearance due to old age, open the image in the program. In the tab Correction in the panel on the right, select the option Manual . Open block Smart Restoration . If you want to convert black and white photos into color, activate the switch Make color . Press button Restore . Photos will be automatically restored.


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