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.
|Reviewing an ancestor family tree poster|
|Click on the photo above to see a larger version
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
|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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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