family tree templates to visualize family history

Family Tree Examples to Quickly Visualize Your Family History

All the family tree templates listed below can be edited online using a Creately account. You can add pictures of your family members, link to their profiles and use custom styling to highlight certain profiles. You can then export the family tree templates in multiple formats for easy sharing and printing.

Definition of a Family Tree

Before we jump into the family tree templates, let’s take a quick look at what a family tree is. A family tree is a chart or diagram that visually represents the lineage of a person by illustrating the members of the family over generations and how they are related to each other. It’s one of the most common methods of visualizing one’s ancestry. 

Use the Below Family Tree Templates to Collaborate with Your Family on: 

  1. Genealogy research: Relatives can collaborate to investigate and gather information about their ancestors, such as birth and death dates, weddings, and other significant events. The collected information can then be incorporated into the family tree.
  2. Sharing stories and memories: Family members can exchange stories and reminisce about their ancestors. These anecdotes can add a human touch to the family tree, making the information more meaningful and memorable.
  3. Connecting with distant relatives: By sharing the family tree among other relatives, especially those who reside far away, one can foster connections with family members who may be distant or unfamiliar. This can foster relationships and reinforce familial ties.
  4. Preserving heritage: Help preserve a family’s legacy and history for future generations. Document and share information about the family’s past, ensuring that important memories and stories are not lost.
  5. Building family unity: Working together on a family tree can be a joyful experience that unites family members. By collaborating, everyone can expand their knowledge of their shared heritage and form stronger bonds with one another.

Blank Family Tree Example

A simple example to get started fast. You can easily add more people to expand it further. Click on the image to get started.

Editabla family tree template
Simple, editable family tree template.

Once you select a shape a toolbar will appear, which you can use to

  • Add photos/images to the object
  • Link to website, paper archives or social media profiles
  • Add custom styling to highlight things like marital status, deceased etc

More Family Tree Examples

Use the list below to quickly navigate to different templates. Click on the image you like and we will open it for editing. Enter your name and the names of close family members, then let Ancestry Hints grow your family tree.

Blank Family Tree Template

Blank Family Tree Templates to get started

Here’s a blank family tree template to help you get started right away. Just click on the image and it will open in the diagram editor. Include the names of your family members to the chart and you can export it and add it to PPT presentations, Word documents, or web pages.

The Simpsons Family Tree Template

Family Tree for Kids

This one is our most popular diagram yet, and it’s of your favorite sitcom, The Simpsons.  Edit this Simpsons family tree template and create family tree charts as it suits you. If you are looking for a tree chart with cartoon avatars, this one is for you. This is also the perfect family tree chart template for kids as well.  Just start editing by clicking on the diagram.

Family Tree Template with Pictures

Family Tree Templates with Pictures

The following British Royal family tree chart includes pictures of real family members of the royal family. Use this family tree template with images and replace the photos with that of your family members, and you are good to go.

Olympian Gods Family Tree Template

Family Tree Template of Olympian Gods & Goddesses

If you are looking for historical family tree templates, your search has come to an end. This family tree chart consists of the gods and goddesses of the Olympian (Greek History). The template is ideal for history lessons or mini-class projects.

Legend of Korra Family Tree Template

Ancestry chart for Legend of Korra

This family tree template is based on the popular animated series that was made as a sequel to the Avatar the Last Air Bender.  Just start editing by clicking on the diagram.

Kinship Chart

Kinship charts are more detailed compared to family trees because anthropologists use interviews to draw out the relationships between individuals in the kinship charts. They are more detailed, as they use specialized elements and shapes. Use this kinship chart to determine how you connect with others through descent and marriage. Open the template and modify it to illustrate your own family relationships easily.

Kinship Chart

Kinship Diagram

Although often used to show biological relationships within a single family, kinship diagrams are also used in the field of anthropology to record relevant information about the culture and social standing. This particular kinship diagram accurately shows the pattern of how a family is connected to one another. Open it and modify it as you want and share it with others or export it to publish.

Kinship Diagram

Anthropology Kinship Diagram

Cultural anthropologists use kinship diagrams to quickly sketch out relationships between people during interviews. It provides them a means to visually present a culture’s kinship pattern without using names, which can be confusing, and allows for anonymity for the people. Use this anthropology kinship diagram template to show the social relationship between families, clans, and other familial relationships.

Anthropology Kinship Diagram

Want More Family Tree Examples

You just went through the most popular genealogy family tree templates in Creately. You can use our family tree maker to easily edit them. If you can’t find the exact diagram you’re looking for leave a comment or visit our diagram community for more family tree templates. We’re continuously updating these family charts and we’ll do our best to find them for you.

FAQ about the Family Tree

How to use Creately family tree templates?

Select a family tree template you like and click on it to open it in the editor. Once on the editor, name your workspace containing the family tree template. If you wish to collaborate with others, add them to the workspace as editors and share the workspace link with them. You can then proceed to customize it by editing the details, adding images, and changing colors.

Why understanding your family tree is important? 

Understanding one’s family tree can benefit a person in many ways. Some of them include, 

  • Family trees help you discover where you originally came from.
  • One can learn more about who their ancestors were, where they came from, what they did, and how they lived. 
  • Family trees establish rights of inheritance and rights to property, which could be affected by war, disasters, immigration, and other life events.
  • Help identify and trace genetics and family health concerns.

How to create a family tree chart?

Listed below are the simple steps to draw a family tree. You can use Creately’s family tree maker to create your own family tree online and easily share it with others. 

  • Gather information about your family members. This might include pictures, documents, newspaper articles, etc. 
  • Make a basic structure or outline of your family tree with all the family members you want to include in it. 
  • Add shapes (usually boxes or rectangles) to represent each family member and connect them to each other with lines to show the relationships between them. Add details and images to each shape. 
  • Once complete, you can share your family tree with others. 

What do you need to include in your family tree? 

A good family tree should include details such as the names of family members, photos, and significant dates such as their birthdays and date of death. In addition, you can also add other information such as their occupations, countries of origin, and other important milestones of their lives.

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Shalin Siriwardhana

Internet marketing enthusiasts and a tech blogger, started working for Creately handling e-marketing and blogging. I love to spend my time playing guitar and computer games when I’m not exploring the world of marketing, you can find me writing at shalin's marketing blog here. Follow @Creately for useful diagramming tips and tutes!

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