Vertical Ancestor Charts
A vertical ancestor chart starts
with a single individual at the bottom center and then branches upward to
show his or her parents, grandparents, great-grandparents,
great-great-grandparents, and so on. The orientation of this type of
chart is bottom-up and is displayed in landscape format.
genealogy software programs refer to this type of chart as a vertical
ancestor chart or vertical pedigree chart since the flow of information is
vertical. This is the most common layout for ancestor charts once you
go past 5-6 generations and a standard left to right pedigree chart becomes
too tall to display. 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 a vertical ancestor chart which begins at the bottom
center and then branches upward to show each generation of
direct ancestors. Using 12 point bold for the names and 10 point regular for the
birth, marriage, and death facts, this chart which includes 5
generations would measure about 10 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.
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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.
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