Family Tree Maker

Streamline genealogical research; collect, visualize,
and analyze data to discover
insight into family histories.

  • Real-time visual collaboration
  • Customizable family tree templates
  • Extensive family tree and genogram libraries
  • PNG, SVG, and PDF export
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Draw complex family trees in minutes

Draw complex family trees in minutes

Draw complex family trees in minutes

Simple to use drag and drop tools to brainstorm and analyze family ancestry.

Multiple family tree templates to start quickly on genealogy research or build presentations.

Advanced built-in diagramming to trace family trees and organize genealogical information.

Automatic drawing with Plus Create and color themes to easily visualize complex family trees and update them instantly.


Centralize Your Research Data

Centralize Your Research Data

Import images, vectors and more into the canvas to create more data-rich and informative family trees.

Embed documents, records, and assets with in-app previews to link information together around family genealogy for easier analysis.

Easy to use visual canvas to create multiple views around family trees; ecomaps, genograms, pedigree charts, hierarchical charts, and more.

Advanced collaborator controls to streamline sharing, reviewing, and editing family trees.

Centralize Your Research Data
Build Family Trees Collaboratively

Build Family Trees Collaboratively

Build Family Trees Collaboratively

Real-time cursors for any number of participants. Collaborate with family members and peer researchers on a shared canvas.

Video conferencing baked into the platform to feel like you are in the same room.

Comment with context, have discussions and follow ups on the same canvas. Async!

​​Embed family trees in any site or share with anyone via an email or link invite to collaborate on.

Export family trees as SVGs, PDFs, and PNGs to publish, present, print, or share.

Execute & Extend

Augment and Interact with Your Data

Augment and Interact with Your Data

Add even more interaction to your family trees by adding locations, dates, and other key details to each node with custom properties and additional data fields.

Infinite visual canvas to build databases/ wikis to collect and organize family history records and genealogical research data.

Frames and containers to split canvas to boards. Organize content to create and conduct interactive presentations.

Universal, full-text search to easily find specific nodes and information in large, complex family trees.

Augment and Interact with Your Data
  • Blank Family Tree Template
  • Star Wars Family Tree
  • Rothschild Family Tree
  • Vintage Family Tree
  • Targaryen Family Tree
  • British Royal Family Tree
  • The Simpsons Family Tree Diagram
  • My Family Tree Template
  • Ecomap Template
  • Genogram
  • Culturagram Template
  • Genogram Template
  • Ecomap Family Assessment
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What is a Family Tree

Family tree is one of the most commonly used tools to trace the genealogy of a certain person. It visually represents the person’s lineage, tracing relationships to common ancestors using a tree diagram structure. While family trees play a key role in medical and anthropological studies, many people also work on building their family tree as a common pastime or hobby.

How to Make a Family Tree

  • Gather the necessary information on your family and ancestry. If you are not familiar with your family history, you can start by interviewing your great-grandparents, grandparents, parents, relations, etc. Depending on how far back you want to go when drawing your family tree, you might want to refer to genealogy databases to find the necessary information.
  • Collect and record key information as you talk to your family members. Note down important details such as birth dates, locations, relationships and more and document the photos of each member as well. Creately’s infinite workspaces are a great place to centralize all this information as you build your family tree. Simply import or drag and drop these records, images, and screenshots into the workspace and store them there for quick reference as you create your family tree.
  • Choose a Creately family tree template to begin visualizing the information you have gathered. You can also start from scratch by simply dragging and dropping the shapes on to the workspace from the shapes library. Place the youngest generation of the family at the bottom with the oldest child on the left and subsequent siblings listed to the right of the chart. Connect the siblings to the two parents (with father on the left and mother on the right) using vertical lines. Create a new horizontal line of ancestors for each generation.
  • When drawing the family tree, always start with you and trace backward as you find your parents, their parents, and so on.
  • Style your family tree using Creately preset color themes. You can also drag and drop images of family members to the family tree and customize it further. Use the custom properties and data fields of each shape representing a member to record additional information, links, and resources.
  • Share the family tree with other family members and collaborate with them on expanding the chart further. You can quickly get on a quick video call right inside the app and discuss the accuracy of the visualization or use contextual comments to highlight changes.