Welcome to the Genealogy Printers Family Tree Design Page
On this page you can view some of the options for your trees design. This is not a fully comprehensive list of options, just a few to give you some idea of what you may prefer.
You may choose any colour for the box border lines, our standard fonts for trees is Arial Bold for the names and Arial Standard for any other information, if you require a different font please tell us, any standard Windows font can be used.
We need some basic information about your requirements before we can design and show you your tree, please answer the following questions to let us know your wishes.
What type of tree are you interested in having printed.
Number 1. All in One.
This tree will show EVERY person in your file on one tree.
Number 2 All Relatives
This tree will show everybody in your file who is a relative of the start person. Although there may be many in your tree some of them may not be related, a relative is defined as a person who is related by either blood or marriage, for example, your uncles wife is a relative because she is related to you by marriage but her ancestors and siblings are not related to you
Number 3. Descendant Tree.
This tree starts at an ancestor and their partner and shows all of their children, their partners and their children, this pattern is repeated down to modern day, everybody in the file with the surname of the start person will be shown, as will their partners and children.
Number 4. Ancestor Tree
This tree usually starts with a modern day person and shows all direct ancestors and their partners, all ancestors siblings can be shown if required, you will need to tell us if you want this option.
Number 5. Hourglass Tree
This type of tree starts with a couple. For example you may want a tree showing your parents and all of their descendants plus all of your mothers and fathers ancestors.
Number 6. Other type of tree.
We can create a family tree with only certain people on it, for example you may want a tree with only your parents, all of their descendants and only your fathers ancestors, we can select which people are shown on any tree but you will need to tell us which people are to be included on the tree and which people are to be omitted.
In your reply please tell us the NUMBER of the tree from the above that you are interested in and any other details that will help us to design the tree you want.
Style options of your tree.
In order to provide you with the best possible service and to involve you in your trees design we offer you the following options.
Please select the style and colours you would like your chart to be. Please quote the Example Number when you submit your file.
Here are a few examples of some different box styles and shapes. You may require something different, if so please let us know what styles and colours you would prefer. The box border lines and names can be almost any colour you wish, actual metallic colours cannot be used but we can replicate these and get quite close to such colours such as gold and silver. The pictures shown below are the actual size that your tree will be printed.
A plain black border line, box shapes are denoted by the sex of the person, rounded corners for males and inset corners for females.
Coloured border lines, box border line colours are denoted by the sex of the person.
Coloured border lines, box border line colours are colored by generation.
Unboxed. No box border lines are shown.
Sometimes for technical reasons on very large charts or in order to fit the chart onto a single sheet of paper we may have to include partners in the same box as shown in the picture below. This has the effect of making the chart a lot smaller as there are not so many boxes on the chart, where both partners have ancestors they will not be shown in the same box. If we have to include partners in the same box you will be told this and an example will shown to you before you order or pay.
Filled Coloured Boxes, boxes can be infilled with any colours that you wish, this can be done by the sex of the people or by family name.
This will add a small additional cost to the print because of the extra ink used.
In your reply please tell us the NUMBER of the tree you are interested in and any other details that will help us to design the tree you want.
Contents of your tree.
You decide what events are to be included on your tree, here are a few examples of some events that can be included on your chart, the list is not complete and other details like Occupation, Divorce, Honors, Immigration/Emigration can be included you will need to tell us which events are to be included, there is a small additional charge for each event included on your tree as the more events that are included, the larger the chart becomes.
Birth Date & Location
Christening/Baptism Date & Location
Marriage Date & Location
Death Date & Location
Burial Place & Location
Colour of names in box (FREE)
Please send us an e-mail with the answers to the following so that we can design and show you your tree FREE OF CHARGE
The number of the Type of Tree
The number of the Style Option
What contents you would like included in the boxes
Please also include your telephone number in the e-mail, we will call you if necessary even if you are not in the U.K.
If you are overseas please include the full international dialing code.
Many thanks and we look forward to being of service to you.
Ron and the Team at Genealogy Printers.