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Vertical Ancestor Charts

A vertical ancestor chart starts with a single individual at the bottom center of the chart and then branches upward to show his or her parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, great-great-grandparents, and so on. The orientation of this type of chart is bottom-up and is displayed in landscape format. We can design and print ancestor charts up to 42 inches tall by 100 feet wide.

As its name implies, with the exception of being able to include siblings of the starting individual, an ancestor chart includes only direct blood ancestors. This means no aunts or uncles will appear on any form of ancestor family tree printout.

Most genealogy software programs refer to this type of chart as a vertical ancestor chart or vertical pedigree chart since the flow of information is vertical. This is the most common layout for printable ancestor charts once you go past 5-6 generations and a standard left to right pedigree chart becomes too tall to display. If you're designing your own chart, your genealogy software program may lay out your large family tree poster differently than the examples shown below; however, since we can print from most any genealogy software program, the actual design is not an issue for us. To view other examples of family tree charts, return to our examples page.

This is an example of a vertical ancestor chart which begins at the bottom center and then branches upward to show each generation of direct blood ancestors. Using 12 point bold for the names and 10 point regular for the birth, marriage, and death facts, this ancestor chart which includes 6 generations would measure about 6 feet wide.

Click on the ancestor chart image below to see a larger version in a pop-up window

larger version of an ancestor chart poster
 
Below is an enlarged portion of the ancestor chart above.

Click on the chart image below to see an even larger version in a pop-up window

image of an ancestor chart

If you haven't already designed your family tree chart so that it is ready for printing, we can do the chart design for you. Once we've completed the layout and design work we will send you a non-printable PDF preview of what your chart will look like when printed for you to review and approve. At that point we will also know the dimensions of your chart which is what will determine the cost for printing. If the design, size, and cost for printing are satisfactory to you, we then, and only then, proceed with printing.

In addition to the other types of family tree charts shown on our examples page which you just came from, there are also many other examples of printed family tree charts on almost every page on our site, so please take the time to browse around for awhile. There are even a few examples of charts with a photographic background on our page about enhancing your chart. We've also included several tips to keep in mind on our page titled submitting your order that you might find helpful as you go about designing your chart.

We're so sure you'll love our genealogy printing services that we confidently provide a complete money back guarantee on all orders. We look forward to being able to work with you and your family.

Please call us at 630-653-8400 or e-mail us at sales@ancestryprinting.com if you have any questions about our family tree chart printing services or submitting your order. International callers can also Skype us if preferred; however, we ask that you email us to set up a convenient time for a Skype to Skype call.  We are located in the central time zone of the U.S. (GMT/UTC-6 and -5 in the summer), and can make arrangements for incoming Skype to Skype calls up to around 10:00 PM local time on most nights. We only accept Skype to Skype calls that have been pre-arranged by email.

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