This is the 4 Generation Family Tree Chart.
You can easily edit your pedigree information in Google Docs (a free app that comes with all free Gmail accounts). Perfect for family historians, or anyone on a family tree research journey. With your purchase, you also get a printable PDF version, in case you’re “old school” and prefer to fill it in by hand.
What’s so great about this humble little page? It’s a whole family tree system!
At the top of the page, you write in the Branch number, and at the end of each family line (on the right of the page), there’s a place to write in the # where this ancestor’s line continues. So no matter how many generations you want to trace, this little page covers ALL of them! Duplicate this chart as many times as you need. It shows 4 generations and gives you a place to connect it to the previous chart.
☛ WHAT YOU GET
• 1 LINK to get this four-generation family tree journal page insert as a Google Spreadsheet. From the link, you can save it in your Google Drive, and edit it there, making as many copies as you need to cover the whole family tree.
• EASY TO USE Instant download
• 1 PDF printable page – a blank, 4 generation pedigree chart
• 1 PDF printable page – a blank, 4 generation pedigree chart with light lines so you can keep your handwriting neat.
The PDF is US LETTER size but the fillable Google Spreadsheet has all page sizes as print options (available to anyone with a free Gmail account). From there, you can choose to print this on any paper size you like, with any custom margin size you need! When printing, just select “Fit to Page”, and choose your ideal paper size and layout.
This is a digital file download, not a physical product. No papers will be sent to you. You will be able to download this spreadsheet workbook after you complete your purchase. This is for personal use only, but you can print it as many times as you like to document your entire family tree.
•This listing comes with a PDF with a secret link that you can use to copy the 4 generation family tree chart into your Google Drive, where you can edit it as a spreadsheet.
• It’s very simple (just 3 clicks), but if you have any issues at all getting this file into your Google Drive, please contact me. Just send me the Gmail address you use. I don’t need access to it – I’ll just email you a link where you can claim your chart (this is a free service I’m happy to provide upon request).
• The moment your purchase is complete, you can download these and also the printable PDF FILEs.
You can start by filling in your own family tree information. If you wish to add your partner’s information to your tree, there is a place for that in your own section. If you are not married or do not wish to include a partner, feel free to delete that section by selecting any text you do not want, and pushing the “delete” key on your keyboard. To the right of your name, enter your own parents, and continue working back in time by moving right on the page.
Q: I DON’T USE GOOGLE DRIVE. CAN I JUST HAVE A PRINTABLE PDF PAGE?
A: Yes, this digital download also comes with 2 printable PDF pages, so you can print this family tree chart at home and fill it in by hand if that’s what you prefer.
Q: HOW DO I GET THIS FILE INTO MY GOOGLE DRIVE?
A: Download the PDF and click the link in it to get a copy of this file saved to your Google Drive. From there, you can edit it using Google Sheets (free). Claiming this file as a PDF also allows you to print it out on ANY PAPER SIZE YOU WANT. It also gives you the option to have margins on the left or right, so you can fill it out online, and print this one-page ancestry worksheet at home, to use as a binder or journal insert.
WHAT ABOUT DIVORCES AND MULTIPLE MARRIAGES?
Q: How can I document divorces and multiple marriages in this spreadsheet?
There are two different ways to do this!
A1. IF YOU WANT ALL THE FACTS VISIBLE ALL THE TIME
In the first 4 generations of each pedigree page, there is space under the standard data to add in customized information. If you need more room ANYWHERE on the spreadsheet, in Google Docs, you can simply click “INSERT > Row Below” to get an extra line wherever you like and type in your information.
A2. IF YOU WANT THE FACTS VISIBLE ONLY WHEN YOU HOVER OVER THE PERSON’S NAME
You can click on any cell, then click “INSERT > Note.” This will put a little triangle in the corner of that rectangle, and when you hover over it with your mouse, an extra text area will appear. You can type as much information as you like in there.
If you have any more questions, let me know. The house-elves are at your service. 😉
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