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Visual Family Tree
Share Your Family History On-Line.
Just choose which individuals you want to include and the web page will be created in seconds.
Sample Web Pages:
Royal Pets Family


Relationship Table
Chart show how two people are related. Find relationship to common ancestor up to ten generations.
 
  Research and Build Your Family Tree
 Optimized Internet
Genealogy Searcher
Enter Grandparent's Last Name and Click Search
Custom Search

Start With Yourself
You probably already know a lot of facts about yourself and other close family members. Your first step should be to record this information. Use the three basic forms described below to record what you already know.

Ancestral Chart
The Ancestral Chart shows an overall view of your whole ancestry. The chart has blank spaces to add four or five generations of ancestors from whom the person at the top of the chart is directly descended. When you are working with more distant relations, this helps to understand where each person fits into your family tree. The "Visual Family Tree" program program uses the information you entered to create a neatly printed ancestral chart that shows four generations of ancestors from whom the person is directly descended.
Click here to print Ancestral Chart form.

Family Group Record
The Family Group Record is a detailed record of one family. It has blank spaces to add the parents, grandparents, and children for the family, and the most important dates and details for each person. Each family on the Ancestral Chart should have a corresponding Family Group Record. The "Visual Family Tree" computer program uses the information you entered to create a neatly printed Family Group filled in form for each family you select.
Click here to print Family Group form.

Personal Record
The Personal Record is a detailed record of just one person. Use it to record extensive information for each person. It has blank spaces to add the parents, spouses and children and the most important dates and details. The "Visual Family Tree" computer program uses the information you entered to create a neatly printed Personal Record form for each person you select.
Click here to print Personal Record form.
  Interview Relatives
Prepare questions in advance and send them before the interview so that relatives can be prepared. Also send a Family Group Record and Person Record forms before the interview. Fill out all forms and take notes during the interview. Ask for the best time that you can call back if you should need more information.

Genealogy Software
A computer program is an excellent tool for organizing and saving your family history. The Visual Family Tree program simplifies the process of building your family tree. The steps for researching, recording, creating and publishing your family tree are integrated into one easy to use package.
Download Visual Family Tree Maker

On-Line Databases
With your personal computer and the Internet you can now search library records, steamship ledgers, government files, cemetery ledgers at no cost and from the convenience of your own home. "Visual Family Tree" contains a of the best and most productive free Internet databases. Just point and click to search for distant and lost family members. Also add your own favorite web sites for quick and easy access. Next, cut and paste or copy family details directly from your web browser into "Visual Family Tree". You can also record photographs, maps, drawings, web pages, text and pdf documents.
Click to access list of free databases.

Share Your Family Tree
Visual Family Tree can now take everything you recorded and convert it to web pages. There are pages for individuals, families, indexes and a home page. Later you can change the default setting to personalize your family tree. Next copy this to cd's to give to friends and relatives or put your family tree on the Internet. Use the list of free Internet web housing sites to put your family tree on the Internet at no cost.
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