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What are some ways to create your own genograms for free?

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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.

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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.

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