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Draw charts of Focus Person and relatives. Click for table of charts.

CharTree can draw Parent Greats, First Cousins, Second Cousins, and many others, as well as simple Family Group and Pedigree charts. CharTree can depict intergenerational marriages and stepchildren. You can select which lines to draw and which to omit, so you can illustrate all your genealogical points.



For a new chart type:

Ancestors:Number of generations of ancestors before the focus person
Descendants:Number of generations of descendants of the ancestors

Table of CharTree Charts

The illustrations are charts of relatives of Queen Victoria.


0 Individual
Family Group
Family Grands
Family Greats
Family Descendants
1 Parents
Parent Group
Parent Grands
Parent Greats
Parent Descendants
2 GrandParents
... 1st Cousins
1st C Once Rem.
+siblings Aunts and Uncles
3 GreatGrandParents
... ... 2nd Cousins
+siblings Great Aunts and Uncles
n Pedigree
... ... ... Cousins
+siblings Great-Great Aunts and Uncles

Special:Special Related

To see a description of any chart type, click on its name in the table.

To see just the table, click here.

Descriptions of Charts


Only the Focus Person; no ancestors or descendants.
Especially useful with Code.

The only person in this example is the Focus Person, Queen Victoria.

Family Group:
Focus Person, spouse(s), and children.

This example shows Victoria's spouse, Prince Albert, and their children. Edward VII got 60 years of practice waiting as Prince of Wales before he became King.

Family Grands:
Focus Person, spouse(s), and grandchildren.

Victoria's children married into various royal houses, and among her grandchildren were an emperor, a tsarina, some Queens, some Dukes, and King George V of Great Britain. In this example space for more people has been made by setting Height to 11.

Family Greats:
Focus Person, spouse(s), and great-grandchildren.

This example shows three cousin intermarriages. One of them is intergenerational, between Duchess of Fife Alexandra and Duke Arthur of Connaught: follow the lavender line.

Family Descendants:
Focus Person, spouses, and descendants.

You can set the number of generations by setting Descendants.

The example shows three intergenerational marriages. Remember, if names are hard to read, you can always

mouseover to see the name pop up,
or increase the magnification,
or increase the page height,
or click on a person of interest and draw a chart with less detail.

And if you don't have enough detail, you can crank up the number of Descendants as long as more of them are in the database, as in the second example below.

This example has Descendants=5. All the intermarriage lines show pretty clearly why European royalty address each other as "cousin." To make the patterns clearer, this examples has nodates checked, so that only names appear.


Focus Person and parents.

Queen Victoria's parents were not monarchs.

Parent Group:
Focus Person, parents, and parents' children.

Victoria's mother married twice.

Parent Grands:
Focus Person, parents, and parents' grandchildren.

Victoria had no siblings, so this chart shows no nieces or nephews.

Parent Greats:
Focus Person, parents, and parents' great-grandchildren.

Victoria's lack of siblings makes this chart less interesting than it could be, but look at the second example below.

The chart below shows Queen Elizabeth II's niece and nephew.

Parent Descendants:
Focus Person, parents, and descendants of the parents.

You can keep increasing Descendants as long as there are more in the database. Actually, you can keep increasing Descendants even after that; you just won't get any more people charted than are in the database.


Focus Person and grandparents.

Victoria became Queen because she was the most direct descendant of King George III. Four of her uncles were kings.

Aunts and Uncles:
Checking siblings in GrandParents shows aunts and uncles.

Victoria didn't have any siblings, but she had plenty of aunts and uncles, including two kings of England (George IV and William VI, King of Hanover Augustus I, King of Belgium Leopold I, and assorted dukes and princesses..

1st Cousins:
Focus Person's grandparents and their grandchildren.

First cousins share common grandparents. Victoria's first cousins all missed out on being Queen or King of Great Britain, although one was King of Hanover. Note also the intergenerational intermarriage (lavender line) between her first cousin Princess Charlotte August Hanover (top right) and King Leopold of Belgium (bottom center).

1st C Once Rem.:
Focus Person's grandparents and their great-grandchildren.

The example shows Victoria's own children, but it also shows the children of her first cousins, who were her first cousins once removed. It also shows her spouse, Prince Albert, was one of her first cousins.


Focus Person and great-grandparents.

None of Victoria's great-grandparents were monarchs. Skipped a generation, I suppose. See also her great-aunts and great-uncles.

Great-Aunts and Great-Uncles:
Checking siblings in GreatGrandParents shows great-aunts and great-uncles.

Since Victoria's grandfather was a king, King George III, she had several dukes as great-uncles, the Dukes of York, Gloucester, and Cumberland.

2nd Cousins:
Focus Person's great-grandparents and their great-grandchildren.

This example shows Victoria's first cousins, but it also shows her second cousins, who share common great-grandparents, among them for example King Leopold II of Belgium (bottom right).


These charts have Ancestors set to a number greater than 3.
Focus Person and ancestors. You can set how many generations back by setting Ancestors.

King George II was Victoria's great-grandfather. You can keep setting Ancestors higher, and more ancestors will be shown as long as there are more of them in the database. Scroll down below here for more examples.

You can go back many more generations. Here is Queen Victoria's pedigree back 12 generations, to Henry VII Tudor. She is not descended from Henry VIII, rather from his sister Magaret who married James IV of Scotland. Well, and also from Margaret and her second husband Archibald Douglas, Earl of Angus. Complicated, those royals.

Great-Great-Aunts and Great-Great-Uncles:
Checking siblings in Pedigree shows aunts and uncles, great-aunts and great-uncles, great-great-aunts and great-great-uncles, etc., depending on how high you set Ancestors.

Victoria's great-uncles include Prince William, Duke of Cumberland, victor of Culloden, also known as Butcher Cumberland.

Focus Person's distant cousins at least once removed.

This example shows Victoria's first cousins twice removed (Ancestors=2, Descendants=4). You can keep increasing Descendants to show more degrees of removal.

Focus Person's distant cousins.

This example shows Victoria's third cousins (Ancestors=4, Descendants=4). You can keep increasing Ancestors to show fourth cousins, fifth cousins, etc. If you decrease Ancestors the chart moves down to 2nd Cousins and then to 1st Cousins.


Select two Focus Persons to show how they're related. It doesn't stop at just one line of relationship. This report finds all blood relations between two (or more) people, and charts them all.

This chart is available in Advanced level.

You'll get a chart showing how the two persons are related (if they have a common ancestor).

This example shows how Queen Elizabeth II of Britain and King Juan Carlos of Spain are related: they are third cousins through their great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria. Scroll down for another example, involving Bonnie Prince Charlie.

This example shows how Queen Elizabeth II of Britain (upper right) is related to Bonnie Prince Charlie, Charles Edward Louis Stuart, the Young Pretender (bottom center). They're both descended from King James I of England (VI of Scotland); Elizabeth through multiple lines. Elizabeth is Charlie's fourth cousin eight times removed. Or is that seven times removed? Depends on which line you use to count it.

Descendants of the ancestors down to Focus Person generation.

This chart is available in Research level.

Can be used to show 3rd cousins, 4th cousins, etc.

This example shows Queen Victoria's third cousins, who share common great-great-grandparents.

All descendants of the ancestors.

This chart is available in Research level.

With Thicket you're typically looking for large-scale patterns, such as which branches died out (or aren't documented yet).

Don't be frightened. It's in Research level so you don't even have to know about it unless you want to.


You can set the number of Ancestors and Descendants to arbitrary values.

This chart is available in Research level.

This report is very powerful, but can produce some peculiar results if you set Ancestors greater than Descendants.

This example shows ancestors of Victoria, but not Victoria herself, because Ancestors=4 and Descendants=3. Why would you want to do that? I don't know, but if you do want to, you can, with Arbitrary.

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