What does Family Tree Stand for?

A family tree is a chart where relationships between family members are represented graphically.

Also called family tree or genogram are characterized by being represented in the form of a tree, that is, in a diagram where the ties are connected forming the structure of a tree.

The word family derived from the Latin word genealogia which in turn derives from the Greek which is composed of words genea which means “family” and logos which means “knowledge or science.”

Family trees aim to portray the relationships between people who are part of the generations of a particular family. They are characterized by giving a visual image of the knowledge about the ancestors, descendants or peers of a particular person.

Nowadays, people look for their own family genealogical trees in order to know their roots, their genetic and cultural past better.

The family tree contains the names of family members that are generally placed in nodes where lines are joined that show the relationship they have with each of the members resembling a conceptual but tree-shaped map.