1. Technology

Create Your Family Tree Chart

Use PowerPoint to Create Your Own Family Tree Chart

By

Free family tree charts to download. If you would like to start tracing your family's roots, PowerPoint has the tools to make it easy to create a family tree chart of all the members in your family. You can make it as simple or as complicated as you want. Simply add more pages to extend the family tree to more generations.

1. Create a Detailed Family Tree Chart Using PowerPoint

Family tree chart in PowerPoint
screen shot © Wendy Russell
Use PowerPoint 2007 SmartArt graphics or the Organization Chart in earlier versions of PowerPoint to create a family tree chart. Add as much information as you want to your immediate family tree and branch out to add more relatives to your family tree by adding new pages. If you just want to dive right in, you can download the free family tree chart template that I have created (last page of each tutorial) and simply add your own information.

2. Video - Create a PowerPoint Family Tree Chart

This short video shows the steps on how to create a family tree chart using PowerPoint 2003. Although this video uses PowerPoint 2003 as the tool, the steps are only slightly different in PowerPoint 2007. Refer to the tutorial above for detailed steps for creating your family tree chart using PowerPoint 2007.

3. Family Tree Charts in the Classroom

Simple Family Tree Chart Using PowerPoint
© Wendy Russell
Teacher Alert! This tutorial will take students through the steps to make a simple, one page family tree of their immediate family. If the children do not have siblings, it would be fun to add the family pets or favorite toys as part of their "family".

More on Family Trees in the Classroom

4. Add a Background Photo Watermark to the PowerPoint Family Tree Chart

Free family tree chart template for PowerPoint 2007
screen shot © Wendy Russell
Jazz up your family tree chart by adding a colorful background or a photo. All the text in your family tree chart will sit on top of the photo.

5. Video - Create a Family Tree Chart Using PowerPoint 2010

If you are a 'visual learner' like I am, you will appreciate seeing the steps to create a family tree chart using PowerPoint 2010.
Related Video
How to Create a PowerPoint Family Tree

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.