How to create a family tree
Everyone should know the history of his family in order to have an idea of his origin, status, historical value. However, not everyone knows about their relatives further than grandparents (at best). To date, it becomes fashionable to make up one's family tree, the so-called genealogical tree (the program will help to make it colorful and visually). The tree is called this scheme because of the fact that a single person "grows" a lot of relatives, like the tree crown.
What you need to compile a pedigree
The first step to compiling a genealogy is to collect information. Help in this can a program to build a genealogical tree, in which the family can identify possible related lines. However, it is quite clear that it is difficult to find a relative by the surname, so additional information is needed to find the right person.
For each relative a genealogical card is drawn up, it contains a list of data that must be provided.
Sources of information about relatives
It is necessary to equip with writing materials and contact your relatives to write down not only the names, surnames and patronymics of relatives they know, but also places of residence and other information about the life of relatives, their social activities, participation in global events.
With the received information it is possible to address in archive and for a certain payment to trace the data on movements of members of a sort. For the employee of the archive, the date of birth and death of a person is significant. If the exact information is unknown, you must specify at least an approximate period.
The necessary information can be found in old family records, so you need to turn to written sources. People of the older generation have a tendency to record important events, including information about their ancestors. It is possible that in the notebooks of grandmothers you can find their distant roots.
Basic and additional information in the family tree
Home, that is, mandatory information - this is data on birth and death, all other received data are called secondary.
Data obtained during the collection of information may be necessary only at the stage of finding relatives, but special merit or status can be indicated directly next to the data on this person on the genealogical tree. For example, information on the number of marriages may seem superfluous at first glance, but at the same time, if in each of the marriages children born are already born who are already relatives to each other, then when you post information about them without mentioning each marriage, the tree will look incorrect.
How the Tree Compilation Program Works
The program for creating a genealogical tree has several forms of information presentation, which will be discussed later. Information is stored in a specific format, a single sample. Therefore, the program for compiling a genealogical tree allows you not only to enter data directly into this program, but also to import them from another.
In addition to the basic information, the tree can contain photographs, dates of birth and death, other important information (at the discretion of the components).
The program enters the necessary data, after which the tree can be printed or saved in the most convenient form for the user. Making up the family tree, the program allows not only to obtain the necessary information, but also to design it in its original form. This makes it possible to make the tree an original gift for relatives on any holiday memorable for the family. The program for compiling the genealogical tree is not one, there are a lot of them. And although the principle of their work is the same, for someone it may seem more convenient to use the program "Tree of Life", "GenoPro" or Family Tree Builde. You can save data both within the program and use the online compilation, and then the tree will be saved in a computer or other device.
Typically, the family tree of a family program allows you to make up quickly, it has a convenient simple management.
How can you imagine a family tree
The traditional way of presenting information is the scheme. A genealogical tree, the program for which compilation has several templates of forms of data preservation, can accommodate the scheme in a tree or other colorful form. The scheme, in which the coat of arms of the family will be placed, looks much more solemn.
You can display data in the form of textual information, and you can add only photos, without signatures. By the arrangement of relatives on the diagram, one can understand the degree of kinship of certain people.
The data can be presented in the form of an ascending scheme of a mixed type, along the vertical axis.
Similarly, information can be presented on a horizontal plane, but with a large amount of data it will look unattractive.
In addition to the scheme, one of the types of information presentation is a table. Information in this form is more difficult to digest; nevertheless, this kind of tree is also used.
Types of family trees
It is possible to compose the scheme from ancestors to descendants, for which they take the most distant ancestors and then branch off relatives from them. This allows you to find relatives, for example, on the maternal line. In this case, the genealogical tree of the family is built in such a way that brothers and sisters, including cousins, will be located on the same line. This type of data representation is used quite often and is a classic
The program for creating a genealogical tree also allows you to build a tree from a certain person (component) to his ancestors. Addition of such a table in the future is impossible, but it has a more complete form. In this form, the genealogical tree program is, taking into account the relatives on both the maternal and paternal lines.
You can make in the tree only the successors of the genus, that is, men. Such a tree has a linear appearance, but it is much less common.