Tracing your roots back to the very first generation of your family seems to be an exciting thing to do. You will get to know who your great ancestors are and if you came from a lineage of heroes. That part sure is the exciting part, but gathering all those information will get you caught in a messed up web soon before you know you’re heading into one. If you really want to know your roots then you will need to avoid getting lost in a web of information. How can you do that? The best thing to do would be to use a genogram.
What is a genogram? It is a family tree that is more detailed and provides not only graphic representations but also displays detailed data on the relationship of each family member shown. Because of this, tracing your origins can be made easier and hassle-free. Check out the genogram samples provided below to learn more about them.
1. Family Relationship Genogram Sample
One of the things that you will need to record and look for when creating your family genogram is the relationship of each member of the family with others. This family relationship genogram sample is specifically created to help and guide people on how they can effectively find out the relationship of their entire family, which includes their specific relationship and how they became related despite of their many differences. If you want to know how to make a genogram, then this sample would be of great help to you.
2. Editable Blank Genogram Template
If you are looking for a blank family tree sample that you can easily edit and customize according to your preferences, then you might want to take a look at this sample. What are you going to do with just squares, arrows, and lines? This is a simple sample that will help you design a genogram for your family. And because of its simplicity, you can do a lot of things with it. Add pictures, boarders, colors, or even change the squares to other fun shapes. It is perfect for use for all ages.
3. Free Cultural Genogram Template
Interested in finding out where you belong in a cultural sense? If so, then you sill need a genogram. But this time, instead of a family tree template, we recommend you use a cultural genogram template. Well, they are pretty much the same on the layout. The difference is in how the contents are arranged and presented. You will be able to get all the help that you need using this convenient sample.
4. Four-Generation Blank Genogram Template
Gathering information for four generations of your family may take you a while to get completed. Luckily there are blank family tree templates that you can use to get the job done in a breeze. This four-generation genogram template is a customizable template that you can use to come up with a neat and well-organized genogram. You can add photos of each member of your family, their age, names, and relationship in the template. It just makes things so convenient.
5. Standard Family Genogram Symbols Sample
If you think those shapes and lines in a genogram are just gibberish, then you have not really learned enough about them. To make genograms easy to construct, a standard set of genogram symbols are used to represent each member of the family as well as tell their relationship with each other. This is how they fit in a three-generation family tree or genogram or more in a single page. Learn about the different genogram symbols by using this sample.
6. Spiritual Family Genogram Sample
What is a spiritual genogram? It is a type of genogram that is often used in family therapy sessions to help couples find sense in their family’s religious heritage. It uses the same standard symbols and processes as that of a regular family genogram, and only differs on the type of information that are gathered and presented on the actual genogram. Using this sample will widen your knowledge about genograms.
7. Family Genogram Sample and InfoSheet
Another sample that will give you basic information about genograms is this family genogram infosheet sample. What can you get from this infosheet sample? Well, this sample is pretty brief and only consists a single page, which is enough to feed you just the important details that you need to know about a genogram. These details include a definition of a genogram, instructions on how you can complete a genogram, and a genogram example depicting three generations.
8. Foster Care Family Genogram Sample
If you came from an orphanage or from a foster family without any information of your true parents or origins, then making a foster care family genogram is the easiest and closest thing that you can do to come up with your own family tree. By looking at the sample shown above, you can tell that this foster care family genogram is pretty much similar to that of a regular family genogram. The difference lies in your relationship with your foster family, including the dates and orphanages where you were adopted from before the current foster home.
9. Complex Family Genogram Sample
A genogram is often described as a complex and more detailed family tree. Well, there is actually some truth in it, but genograms themselves can still get more complex depending on the family situation being drafted. An example of a complex family genogram is show above. The diagram may be simple, but the relationship between the family members is what’s making things complex here. You can use this sample as your reference if you’re planning to create a complex family genogram.
10. Sample Family/History Genogram Guide
This sample will guide you through the process of tracing your family or history and will help you arrange them in a genogram. You can learn a lot from this sample, including using a genogram to identify positive traits, where you got a certain disease or genetic condition, who got divorced and remarried, etc.
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