"Man it is important to know your roots"
If you treat work superficially and lightly, one can at a time to be embarrassed and not be able to answer a simple question: "What kind will you be?" Early genealogical researches with particular zeal involved representatives of the highest nobility. It was explained simply — the pedigree of the family (a sample of which can be made available to everyone) served as a proof of their high descent.
People easier also kept the information about his origins. Many people who have not yet detached from the great umbilical cord and preserve the traditions of his people (for example, the Buryats, Mongols, Kazakhs, etc.), is very sensitive to the preservation of information about the pedigree. It was considered shameful not to know their ancestry to the seventh generation. All information collected in the pedigree, was and remains a source of pride. From a practical point of view, she was protecting people from unequal marriages and incest.
Recently to restore a family tree became fashionable. To help everyone come to a variety of computer programs and agencies. In this article we will share how to make a family tree (sample No. 1) on their own, without the help of professionals. Believe me, only first, this burden seems too heavy — the main thing to start!
Step one: information gathering
In the first stage of creating a genealogy of your family you have to be meticulous journalist, greedy for any kind of information. Surnames, names and patronymics, dates of birth and death, place of residence, date of marriage, the relationship and stuff, stuff, stuff. Not dismissing the information that you for some reason now seems unnecessary. Trust me, when will gather a complete picture of this puzzle will be missing.
Review your archival documents, ask relatives (especially the elderly). Collection of information may be delayed, especially if your relatives are scattered around the world. Don't neglect the epistolary genre, write letters, collect information in telephone conversations on Skype.
Step two: draw a rough draft
At the stage of collecting information as a convenience to you need to outline heard and to make schemes. The picture below shows a "skeleton" of the pedigree of the family, sample the indicative location of key figures. As you can see, the circuit is simple, women's personalities are specified in circular segments and the men in square. Family genealogy (sample):
To draft family tree fit and fine writing paper, as needed you'll just glue the required workspace.
It is very important to draw the personalities that you learned from the informants. Even those of whom you have virtually no data. Nothing, leave it blank circle was a man, and sooner or later you will find information about it.
Step three: design tree
What will be your sprawling family genealogy (sample No. 3), depends on the amount of information collected. Three or four levels (and one century) it will be able to fit on a standard sheet of drawing paper.
It's a start. To delve into earlier times, you will need to contact the archives and library. It will be useful to contact the namesakes.
In this article, we only briefly demonstrated how to make a family tree (the example in the schematic view is also shown). Your family tree may be three-dimensional, it can be illustrated with coats of arms childbirth, portraits of all the family — all within your power. The pedigree of the family (sample) — an example of your hard work, which will be estimated by descendants.
Continuous communication between the generations that exists since the beginning of time, is the guarantor of human memory.
Documentary evidence of such memory is the pedigree of the family — a sample of a reverent attitude to their roots.