An hourglass chart starts with a single individual somewhere around the
center of the chart and then shows all of his ancestors above him and
all of his descendants below him. Depending upon the size of the
family and the number of generations of ancestors and descendants you select to be shown,
hourglass charts are normally wide like a descendant chart or vertical
ancestor chart. Hourglass charts are typically used for just a few
generations of ancestors and a few generations of descendants, but can include numerous generations of ancestors. For example, you may want to start with yourself and show 10-15 generations of your ancestors and 3-4 generations of your descendants. If you're designing your own 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.
|This is an
example of an hourglass chart which begins towards the
center and then branches upward to show 4 generations of
ancestors, and then downward to show 3 generations of descendants.
Using 12 point bold for the names and 10 point regular for the
birth, marriage, and death facts, this chart which includes 8
generations would measure about 5 feet wide.
|Here is an enlarged portion
of the 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.
We're so sure you'll love our
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.
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