A family tree concept map is a visual representation of a person’s lineage, tracing relationships to common ancestors. This map is usually presented in a tree structure starting with one individual as the root. From the root, lines representing branches terminate in boxes representing leaves.
If you are even a little bit interested in your ancestry and if you would like to gain some insight into who you are and where you came from, you may want to create a family mind map. Mind maps help to boost your productivity with the help of visual representation.
There are many reasons to make your own family trees:
- It gives you a connection to your heritage.
- It can help you trace genetics and family health concerns.
- It is a good exercise for learning your family history in relation to historical events.
- It is a good way to develop your children’s interest so they will want to learn about ancestors and preserve family stories.
- It can be fun!
If you want your family tree diagram to be useful to other members of your family, keep it simple so the information can be easily scanned and digested. Try to have each level of the tree represent a single generation so it is easy to trace relationships.