Want to create a stunning family tree you can hang on your wall, but don't know where to start, or how long it will take? You've come to the right place.
We've broken it down into five steps. Let's walk through them together
Make a list of your living ancestors, then go talk with them. Parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins. Write down everything you learn, and make audio recordings if you can.
If you can make the time, just listen to their life story. But don't forget to gather some basic facts, like:
Start a free trial with Ancestry and input your known living ancestors. Ancestry will provide "hints" to help you identify additional ancestors. Or if you prefer, try a different service, such as MyHeritage or FindMyPast.
Click below to see a list of all the most popular ancestry search engines. Try running a search across multiple services to see which ones you find most useful.See ancestry search engines
Carefully review a sample of the finished output you can expect from FamilyPDF. This will help you avoid spending too much time researching information that doesn't help you complete your project.View sample PDF (464 KB)
Sign up for FamilyPDF and start a project. Import your ancestry directly from sites like Ancestry as a GEDCOM file (see below). Customize the layout, colors, and add personal stories and images.Get started for free
GEDCOM is a digital file format used to share family trees between different services.
Learn how to export a GEDCOM file from the following sites:
You're in the home stretch - explore where and how you want to display your family tree in your home.
Here's a final checklist to consider as you decide how to print and frame your project:
Hang your FamilyPDF family tree in your home. Well done! You've done a great thing for yourself, and for your family. Congrats!!!
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