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How to Draw Your Family Tree

  • Follow instructions outlined under  How to Record Your Family History .
  • Make a list of all of your family members.
  • Use this sample family tree as a guide to draw your own family tree.
  • Write your name at the top of your paper and the date you drew your family tree.
  • In place of the words father, mother etc., write the names of your family members.
  • When possible, draw your brothers and sisters and your parents' brothers and sisters starting with the oldest to the youngest, going from left to right across the paper.
  • If dates-of-birth or ages are not known, guess (e.g. 50's, late 60's).
  • Take this information with you when you visit your family physician.