Descendant charts are usually formatted and displayed from the top down
in a landscape layout and are usually very wide. A descendant
chart is normally the type of chart which is displayed at a family
reunion. The starting person who is usually a
great-great-grandparent is located at the top center of the chart, and
then each successive generation and whom they married is shown one line
below. A typical descendant chart for a family reunion is about
20-50 feet wide, although we also routinely print charts that are
100, and even 250 feet wide for larger families. By the same
token, some descendant charts are only 10-15 feet wide. Photos of
each individual, when available, are a popular item to include in a
The photo which you see to the
right and which appears in our video and on our
home page is of a descendant chart.
If you're designing your own descendant chart, your genealogy
software program may lay out your information differently than the examples
shown below; however, since we can print from most any genealogy software
program, the actual design is not an issue for us. To view other examples of family tree charts,
return to our examples page.
The example below is of a 4-generation descendant chart which begins at the top center and then branches down to show each generation of
descendants and who they married. Using 12 point bold for the names and 10 point regular for the
birth, marriage, and death facts, this descendant chart which includes 4 generations would measure about 12 feet wide.
Here is a blow-up of a small part of the
descendant chart showing the popular option of outlining males in the
traditional color blue and females in pink.
|Displaying a long descendant chart at a family reunion is easy to do indoors or outside.
See our reunion tips for more ideas on displaying your chart.
In addition to the
other types of family tree charts shown on our
examples page which you just came from, there are also many other examples of printed
family tree charts on almost every page on our site, so please take the time to browse
around for awhile. There are even a few examples of charts with a photographic background
on our page about enhancing your chart. We've also included
several tips to keep in mind on our page titled submitting your
order that you might find helpful as you go about designing your chart.
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genealogy printing services that we confidently provide a complete money back guarantee on all orders. We look forward to being
able to work with you and your family. Please call us at 630-653-8400 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any
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