Family trees can be a fun way to bring generations together.
The first family tree I remember was a booklet two of my aunts created for their brothers and sisters.
Most family trees seem to start with one generation and work backwards. So, if I were making one, I’d start with me, then my parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, and so on.
My aunts’ family tree was different. It started with their parents, and then went forward with the future generations.
They were more interested in moving forwards than back.
And you know, that’s okay.
Their family trees were beautifully and lovingly hand made. They drew the boxes and lines by hand, adding handwritten information and then making booklets. They look as though they were individually drawn, not printed or copied by machine.
I think they would have enjoyed a family tree template – if they could find one that fit their family! Most standard family tree templates today don’t have room for 12 siblings.
Either creating their own family tree template or using a computer program to design one.
How can you use a family tree template for your family tree?
- Use it as a way to organize your family’s information. Blank templates can be a handy way to get a BIG picture of the information.
- Use it as a temporary version to see what changes you want to make. Writing in pencil can be helpful because you can easily make changes.
- Use it to design your own version. You can begin with a standard family tree template, changing it to fit you and your family.
For more ideas about how to use a family tree template, get your free copy of my report, “How To Use a Family Tree Template When Creating Your Family Tree.”
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You may be amazed at how easy it is to combine a family tree template and caregiving!
To your healthy caregiving,
Ina Gilmore M.D. (ret.)
“The Knitting Dr.”
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