Family Tree Maker

Visualize Family History

Streamline genealogical research; collect, visualize,
and analyze data to discover
insight into family histories.

  • Customizable family tree templates
  • Real-time visual collaboration
  • Add notes, data and attachments to any node
National Geographic

How to Create a Family Tree?

Draw Complex Family Trees in Minutes

Draw Complex Family Trees in Minutes

Draw Complex Family Trees in Minutes

Multiple family tree templates to start quickly on genealogy research or build presentations.

Professional diagramming tools and controls to trace family trees and organize genealogical information easily.

Simple to use drag and drop tools to brainstorm and easily capture data on family ancestry.

Automatic drawing with Plus Create and color themes to easily visualize complex family trees and update them instantly.

Infinite canvas that scales up to 1000s of items in a single view to organize and store family trees and related information in one place.


Centralize Your Research Data

Centralize Your Research Data

Import images, vectors and more into the canvas to create more data-rich and informative family trees.

Embed documents, records, and assets with in-app previews to link information together around family genealogy for easier analysis.

Multiple access and role levels to streamline sharing, reviewing, and editing family trees.

Centralize Your Research Data
Build Family Trees Collaboratively

Build Family Trees Collaboratively

Build Family Trees Collaboratively

Real-time cursors for any number of participants. Collaborate with family members and peer researchers on a shared canvas.

Comment with context, have discussions and follow ups on the same canvas. Async!

​​Embed family trees on any site or share with anyone via an email or link invite to collaborate on.

Video conferencing baked into the platform to feel like you are in the same room.

Export family trees as SVGs, PDFs, JPEGs and PNGs to publish, present, print, or share.

Execute & Extend

Build Data-Driven Family Trees

Build Data-Driven Family Trees

Extend your family trees by adding locations, dates, and other key details to each node with custom properties and additional data fields.

Create multiple perspectives of your family tree with model objects; convert family trees to ecomaps, genograms, pedigree charts, hierarchical charts, and more.

Use frames inside the infinite canvas to generate page-like layouts to organize your data, group similar content, or build a presentation flow for your research.

Universal, full-text search to easily find specific nodes and information in large, complex family trees.

Build Data-Driven Family Trees
  • Blank Family Tree Template
  • Star Wars Family Tree
  • Rothschild Family Tree
  • Vintage Family Tree
  • Targaryen Family Tree
  • British Royal Family Tree
  • The Simpsons Family Tree Diagram
  • My Family Tree Template
  • Ecomap Template
  • Genogram
  • Culturagram Template
  • Genogram Template
  • Ecomap Family Assessment
Create Your Family Tree

What is a Family Tree?

Family tree is one of the most commonly used tools to trace the genealogy of a certain person. It visually represents the person’s lineage, tracing relationships to common ancestors using a tree diagram structure. While family trees play a key role in medical and anthropological studies, many people also work on building their family tree as a common pastime or hobby.

How to Make a Family Tree?

  • Gather the necessary information on your family and ancestry. Start by interviewing your great-grandparents, grandparents, parents, relations, etc. Depending on how far back you want to go with your family tree, you can refer to genealogy databases to find the necessary information as well.
  • Collect and record key information as you talk to your family members. Note down important details such as birth dates, locations, and relationships along with their photos. Using Creately’s infinite workspaces, centralize all this information as you build your family tree.
  • Simply import or drag and drop these records, images, and screenshots into the workspace and store them there for quick reference as you create your family tree.
  • Choose a template from Creately family tree maker to begin visualizing the information you have gathered. You can also start from scratch by simply dragging and dropping the shapes on to the workspace from the shapes library.
  • Place the youngest generation of the family at the bottom with the oldest child on the left and subsequent siblings listed to the right of the chart.
  • Connect the siblings to the two parents (with father on the left and mother on the right) using vertical lines. Create a new horizontal line of ancestors for each generation.
  • When drawing the family tree, always start with you and trace backward as you find your parents, their parents, and so on.
  • Style your family tree using Creately preset color themes. You can also drag and drop images of family members to the family tree and customize it further.
  • Use the custom properties and data fields of each shape representing a member to record additional information, links, and resources.
  • Share the family tree with other family members and collaborate with them on expanding the chart further. You can quickly get on a quick video call right inside the app and discuss the accuracy of the visualization or use contextual comments to highlight changes.