Family tree descendant chart digital editable pdf file for grandparents children families mother/fathers in-law birthday anniversary gifts

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Family tree descendant chart pdf form can be digitally personalized for new baby, men, women, mother, father in-law and grandparent gifts. Unique design diagrams up to four generations of families presently, plus, room for future growth and changes. Below the couple at top, three columns of blank space are labeled for children (son/daughter-in-laws), grandchildren and great-grandchildren. It’s the perfect tool to keep track of and display the wedding anniversary of bride/groom, spouses’ birthdays, stepchildren/parents, half-siblings, babies, nieces and nephews. The file can also be utilized to expand basic ancestry genealogy research by charting the entire extended family—aunts, uncles, cousins and distant relatives. The template can be downloaded instantly. A pdf form has blank spaces for you (or your gift recipient) to finish by filling in personal information. Art features a banner, large oak tree, woodcut style sun and clouds, silhouettes of birds—all arranged in an aesthetically pleasing, balanced illustration. The style could be described as retro, vintage, antique, old world, art nouveau, art deco, woodland, folk, traditional, historical, primitive and rustic.

Get the pdf form for your convenience to make personalized gifts you can put on USB drives to give for both sides of the family, a teacher or friend (maybe in addition to the paper edition—more info below on the two formats available). Multi-task holiday shopping with these versatile gifts or party favors! The 623 KB pdf file comes with a ”read me” file—please include it with any personal sharing.

Printable size is 8 by 22 inches at 100%. This is a vector file so it could be enlarged without losing quality.

Two banner spots at top of chart are for eldest couple (this could be for those who have the status great-grandfather/mother or for potential great-grandparents). Fill out the blanks for born dates (deaths can be added in parenthesis), wedding date, and location of residence. How you fill out the chart is up to you or your gift recipient. These top spots might be where you put yourself/spouse, your mom/dad; or, you might start the chart with your grandpa/grandma at top, ending with your children in the right column.

Left column is for children (of people at top). Example shows six siblings: a brother and five sisters with maiden/former last name(s) in parenthesis; marriage date; their husband/wife name/birthday. Contact information is optional; if it doesn't seem helpful to you, simply leave these details off for a more airy look.

Center column is for the offspring of the left-column-children (or grandchildren of the folks in banner). My example shows [spouse in square brackets], the couple's birthdays are directly under their names followed by where they live, plus, their wedding anniversary or information about engagement.

Right column holds the babies (great-grandchildren of the people at the top of the chart). You may include optional miscellaneous information; near Portia, my example lists her biological father and half-brother.

Column gutter space for you to make connection markings:

>------> 1-tail arrow: child born prior to the listed parent’s current marital status.

| Above/below vertical line belong to the same family.

>>----> 2-tail arrow: child of current marriage.
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TWO FORMAT LISTINGS are available, described as follows. They work well together by completing one before the other or simultaneously. It is not necessary to utilize both formats in order to use one or the other.

(1) NOT THIS LISTING, but also available as two 8x22" printed paper template charts. See it here https://www.etsystudio.com/listing/272860266/family-tree-descendant-2-charts-per . You (or your gift recipients) may add personal information on 80 blank lines (16-point vertical spacing by two inches wide) per column with keepsake handwriting. Example is written by hand with an extra-fine rolling ball black ink pen. You may choose to use a sharp or .5mm mechanical pencil for potential editing. A matching paper swatch is included to cut/paste-patch small mistakes. Artwork is copyrighted. You get a pair of descendant chart prints—2 printed charts per 1-quantity order—and rights for personal use: only original FreshRetroGallery prints can be distributed, blank or completed by you, as personal gifts, anniversary party favors, at holidays, family reunions, and weddings, etc.; by purchasing this printed item you agree not to scan, make copies or reproduce it before or after the chart is complete; you may re-sell charts at your reunion, genealogy event or in your gift shop.
© Elizabeth B. Knaus

(2) This listing is for a digital file—no physical item will be sent. After you add to cart and check out, the common pdf form file is downloadable any time from your receipt. It allows you to easily fill out the form fields with your own information text and “save as” your personalized file you can save onto your computer to store and revise as your family grows and changes. Text can be entered as 9-point type on 104 blank lines per column. Click “return” to get to the next line or add space. Hyphens (-), greater-than signs (>) and vertical bars (|) can be used to indicate family connections. Artwork is copyrighted. The purchaser of this pdf form may give it as personal gifts in original blank state or edited and “saved as” personalized file(s). Please include the readme.pdf when sharing the form as a personal gift. With the purchase of the descendant chart pdf file, you and your gift recipients have rights for personal use. By purchasing the pdf, you agree to use only for personal-use and not to re-sell or share professionally, commercially or publicly; you may print the pdf. If needed, search online for support of printing with your particular printer. I recommend using the poster setting at 100% or page setup as landscape to tile all pages of the document on 3 sheets (USA 11x8.5") of fine natural parchment-style paper, sold separately at: https://www.etsystudio.com/listing/237086026/blank-paper-60-pieces-fine-natural . Please do not host source files on your server and or redistribute them as your own either in part or whole. Using the pdf file requires computer knowledge, software and equipment; the pdf is non-returnable. Acrobat Reader is the recommended PDF viewer to open and interact with this form; last time I checked, it’s available as a free download from Adobe.com. I don’t know if other software is available and compatible. Form fields may be highlighted with purple tint areas which show on screen but do not print; you may click “Highlight Fields” to turn it off and on.
© Elizabeth B. Knaus
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One single chart holds four-generations. The example represents how it looks filled-out for a large family with six children. Larger families may need additional charts unless the data can be arranged differently. Additional prints can be tacked on by taping the bottom portion onto the length on the back. To accommodate a small family, excess length can be cut off or folded backward to save for potential growth.

No two families are exactly alike, so the chart is loosely formatted to fit the needs of each unique family. You cannot know ahead of time if someone will marry, if they will or won’t have children, how many children someone may have, or how many children each of those children might have. On the print version, you may choose to use pencil for potential editing; or you may reopen and edit the digital version to make changes.
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Creative ideas on how to use; how to complete and optional ways to fill out the descendant charts:
• Keep it simple with names only; or, type birthday, wedding anniversary, death date, address, email, phone and all the information you choose (or have room) to record.
• Enter notes of adoptions, death/divorce, subsequent marriages, step-children/parents, half-brothers/sisters, etc.
• Use it as a base to add items by placing the pdf file into your own layout-program software such as inDesign® to add digital images.
• Expand your information. Create a folder to store a pair, set, or group of descendant charts containing various information of different relatives and sides of the family. This unique family tree chart design shows descendants beginning with any couple you choose. For example, if you have already used my fan chart/notebook designs for genetic ancestry research, you can now add extended family by using these charts to record your aunts, uncles and cousins.
• Plan fun trips to visit and bond with your relatives; bring thumb drives containing your descendant chart as hostess gifts.
• Print it… draw circles and squares around the information you write to help clarify family members or gender. Freehand draw straight or curved lines, braces, brackets and arrows to record and create your unique diagram of kin by grouping families. Write on printed chart with sharp or mechanical-pencil, fine roller-tip pen, colored pencils or pens. Color-code with highlighters. Embellish with watercolor paint or colored pencils. Cut/paste separate text or photographs you’ve printed, applying them onto empty areas. Use as a wall hanging banner by attaching dowels, sticks or poster hangers. Roll to display on a shelf or coffee table near other family memorabilia. Fold to add to a scrapbook, journal, photo album or to file in a drawer with other important documents. Wrap and twist wide wire ribbons around rolled charts for shower, wedding, anniversary, reunion, birthday, Christmas holiday gifts and special events party favors. If you choose to frame them, consider placing your charts on top of the glass for editing accessibility. Search for custom 8x22" frames, not included. Also, the chart would look excellent in an over-sized frame along with a collection of family photos of the people on the chart.
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I can’t split a pair that comes as a single order quantity. If you want to me to send to two locations, please order one set for each address; use a separate order for each so you may set up the proper shipping address in each order. Or, I can send one set to you for you to split, re-package and re-send to two different locations. Mailing tubes are available at most USPS offices and stores which sell office and shipping supplies.

Your order will be sent by USPS the least expensive way possible. Standard shipping and handling prices are low because optional services are not automatically included unless you choose to add them. For protection against damage and theft, insurance plus signature confirmation add-on is available. Please add it to your cart before you place your order. You will be required to sign for delivery when you add this option. If the sig/insurance option doesn’t show up as an upgrade while you are checking out, you may order it for one flat rate here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/228648397/insurance-and-signature-confirmation-add?ref=shop_home_active_1 . For other special arrangements or questions, please contact me prior to placing your order.

I'll get back to you as soon as possible; usually within about 2 hours, 7 days a week; at least, within 2 business days. Auto-reply is set up during vacation when noted. FREE SHIPPING on Family Tree Charts and Family Tree Notebooks is a deal available only when you contact me to request a "custom listing". I'll send you a special link to order from. Minimum is 5/10 in USA and International minimum is 6/12. Please request this before ordering because the offer is not available with a standard listing where shipping is automatically added. Thank you for purchasing large quantities for: • wholesale-to-resell-retail gift shops or boutiques • personal gifts, reunions or party favors • genealogical groups or societies • educational projects

Orders received before about 3 pm CT/CDT are usually processed the same day M-F; weekend orders on Monday. On occasion, 2-day processing is required. Visit You > Purchases and Reviews to check order status, view the receipt and track packages. Shipping transport via First Class USPS are estimates, not guaranteed. Please double check your shipping address before checking out—it has taken 14–32 weeks for undeliverable packages to be returned to me. 8-week USPS delays can happen (rare)—we don’t know why. Express Mail upgrade is guaranteed in USA for select items; please contact me BEFORE ordering to find out the cost and have me set it up for you if you don’t see the option during checkout.

Multiple quantities of the same item will arrive together in the same package. Multiple items which don’t fit well together are sent in separate packages and may not always arrive on the same day. Special combined-shipping price in the event that multiple items are purchased at the same time will automatically be calculated in the shopping cart. Shipping includes postage, packaging and handling. I reuse boxes and packaging materials as much as possible. Please contact me before you order if you have questions.

Standard First Class International Mail used for light packages such as Family Tree Charts normally takes 6–10 days to most locations worldwide after the 1- or 2-day processing “shipped date”. Heavier packages normally take 1–3 weeks, however, some may be delayed as long as 10 weeks. These delays do not happen often, but it can happen. The reason(s) for delays which can occur in United States and International Postal Service is unknown. Some delays may be due to customs legislation where your package may be opened for inspection. Shipping upgrade to Express Mail International service for a set of family trees normally takes 3–5 days to most destinations after the 1- or 2-day processing “shipped date”. Tracking is not available outside USA.

Yes, it’s sensible to have gifts sent direct! Please use the gift recipient’s shipping address for accurate delivery. You may leave a note for me when you check out to specifically request special gift tag arrangements—I will be happy to add your personal note and names on the tag for gifts being drop-shipped. I don’t include detailed price information in any package I send; however, International orders require the US dollar price on the outside of the package on the Customs label.

I can’t split a pair that comes as a single order quantity. If you want to me to send to two locations, please order one set for each address; use a separate order for each so you may set up the proper shipping address in each order. Or, I can send one set to you for you to split, re-package and re-send to two different locations. Mailing tubes are available at most USPS offices and stores which sell office and shipping supplies.

Your order will be sent by USPS the least expensive way possible. Standard shipping and handling prices are low because optional services are not automatically included unless you choose to add them. For protection against damage and theft, insurance plus signature confirmation add-on is available. Please add it to your cart before you place your order. You will be required to sign for delivery when you add this option. If the sig/insurance option doesn’t show up as an upgrade while you are checking out, you may order it for one flat rate here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/228648397/insurance-and-signature-confirmation-add?ref=shop_home_active_1 . For other special arrangements or questions, please contact me prior to placing your order.

I'll get back to you as soon as possible; usually within about 2 hours, 7 days a week; at least, within 2 business days. Auto-reply is set up during vacation when noted. FREE SHIPPING on Family Tree Charts and Family Tree Notebooks is a deal available only when you contact me to request a "custom listing". I'll send you a special link to order from. Minimum is 5/10 in USA and International minimum is 6/12. Please request this before ordering because the offer is not available with a standard listing where shipping is automatically added. Thank you for purchasing large quantities for: • wholesale-to-resell-retail gift shops or boutiques • personal gifts, reunions or party favors • genealogical groups or societies • educational projects

Orders received before about 3 pm CT/CDT are usually processed the same day M-F; weekend orders on Monday. On occasion, 2-day processing is required. Visit You > Purchases and Reviews to check order status, view the receipt and track packages. Shipping transport via First Class USPS are estimates, not guaranteed. Please double check your shipping address before checking out—it has taken 14–32 weeks for undeliverable packages to be returned to me. 8-week USPS delays can happen (rare)—we don’t know why. Express Mail upgrade is guaranteed in USA for select items; please contact me BEFORE ordering to find out the cost and have me set it up for you if you don’t see the option during checkout.

Multiple quantities of the same item will arrive together in the same package. Multiple items which don’t fit well together are sent in separate packages and may not always arrive on the same day. Special combined-shipping price in the event that multiple items are purchased at the same time will automatically be calculated in the shopping cart. Shipping includes postage, packaging and handling. I reuse boxes and packaging materials as much as possible. Please contact me before you order if you have questions.

Standard First Class International Mail used for light packages such as Family Tree Charts normally takes 6–10 days to most locations worldwide after the 1- or 2-day processing “shipped date”. Heavier packages normally take 1–3 weeks, however, some may be delayed as long as 10 weeks. These delays do not happen often, but it can happen. The reason(s) for delays which can occur in United States and International Postal Service is unknown. Some delays may be due to customs legislation where your package may be opened for inspection. Shipping upgrade to Express Mail International service for a set of family trees normally takes 3–5 days to most destinations after the 1- or 2-day processing “shipped date”. Tracking is not available outside USA.

Yes, it’s sensible to have gifts sent direct! Please use the gift recipient’s shipping address for accurate delivery. You may leave a note for me when you check out to specifically request special gift tag arrangements—I will be happy to add your personal note and names on the tag for gifts being drop-shipped. I don’t include detailed price information in any package I send; however, International orders require the US dollar price on the outside of the package on the Customs label.



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This digital file was extremely difficult to edit. I ended up not being able to use it. What a waste of money...hopefully other buyers have better luck than I did.
Oct 29, 2017 by Lara Fidalgo

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