What Are Some Ways to Create Your Own Genograms for Free?

What Are Some Ways to Create Your Own Genograms for Free?

Create your own genograms for free online on websites like FamilyEcho.com, or draw them by hand using markers and poster board. Some examples of hand-drawn genograms are available on MichellePendergrass.com. A list of genogram symbols are available on Wikipedia.org and free templates are available on SmartDraw.com.

Genograms are graphic representations of a family's relations. While it does show genealogy, its purpose is to go deeper than a family tree to reveal medical, emotional and illness patterns within a family's lineage. A genogram shows marriages, love-affairs and divorces; instances of abuse, neglect and hate; and habits such as smoking and substance abuse within a family.