Sunday, 17 August 2008

Genograms - family trees with a difference

We are all used to compiling family trees with birth, marriage and death dates. But how much of the story do these trees really tell us? Well if you are bored and fancy a challenge, there is another form of tree that can be compiled which you might want to have a look at - the genogram.

A genogram is a form of family tree that displays how relationships exist and existed between various individuals - who liked who, who had issues, who lived alone, what illnesses did people have that were hereditary etc? The GenoPro website page Introduction to the Genogram does what it says on the tin, and is a fun read. Whether it will make it possible for you to have a go yourself is something I can't answer, not having tried it yet, but it is on my to-do list at some point!

Once I have figured out what all the funny wee symbols mean...!

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