To create a pedigree chart, you need to collect all information about your relatives and ancestors. The chart shows how traits are inherited by members of a particular family. The data collected should be accurate to com... More » Family Genealogy

Find your ancestors by speaking to relatives and asking for specific information, such as birth dates, marriages, places they lived, military service and their occupations, as well as their parents, siblings and other fa... More » Family Genealogy

A pedigree chart is a standard genealogical form that typically provides space for information about four generations, while a family tree can be any type of diagram indicating ancestral relationships. Family trees may b... More »

Common items that show on a pedigree chart are name, date of birth, sex, genetic information and ancestors. People use pedigree templates for humans and animal husbandry. The charts typically include four or five generat... More » Family Genealogy

A pedigree chart is a diagram that shows inherited genetic traits for generations of a family. Researchers read the data in order to determine relationships between dominant or recessive traits for individuals on the cha... More »

To fill out a pedigree chart, write all of the family names in the natural order, beginning with the first, followed by the middle (initial) and surname. Identify all female ancestors using their maiden names, and includ... More » Family Genealogy

To find lost relatives, search Internet databases created for genealogical research, ask family members for information, participate in missing relative discussion boards, and register on social networking sites. Other s... More » Family Genealogy