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How to use these family tree charts to Track Your Family Tree.
Family tree charts are great tools for helping children visualize the family structure. Many of us have no idea of our own history beyond a generation or two. Many modern family structures no longer include traditional lineage. Does your child know where they stand in the family structure? Do you? These easy to understand family tree charts, tools and diagrams can help catalog your family structure. Today with DNA testing and online ancestry web sites learning about your past is easier than any time in history. You and your child will love learning about genealogical history. In fact, knowing their family history may provide comfort by giving children structure and comfort about familial connections to understand who they are and perhaps why family members clash or disagree.
Family tree research is a good family oriented project for grandparents and other interested relatives.
Don't forget to include adopted family members, in-laws, ex-laws and out-laws in the clan.
Topics of discussion when creating a family journal might include question and answer story starters such as:
Chart your tree with Ancestry pod people. Children can decorate cute little egg pod people to represent aunts, uncles, sisters, brothers, Mothers and Dads and so on... Apply pod people and ancestry charts to class projects for children's social studies projects. Add color coded, self-adhesive stickers such as stars, hearts and other shapes to designate status in the family. E.G. a gold star for Mom and Dad, a heart for adopted children, etc. For ideas on designing period costumes for designing blank egg template refer to wikipedia folk costumes to start.
Decorate ancestry diagrams with markers or Crayons for an extremely rewarding and educational project for children. Give family members a genealogical memory they may treasure for a lifetime and hand down to future generations.
NOTE:It is very important to print all images exactly the same size. That way you can be certain that all the extra people shapes will be the same size as the people shapes on the tree chart.
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Print the charts as large as possible on heavy-duty paper. Cut out the extra people shapes then paste them in the appropriate places in the family hierarchy.