Pedigree Family Tree Chart
The Pedigree Family Tree Chart in genealogical context is sometimes called a Direct Lineage or Ascendant Family Tree. The pedigree family tree begins with one person, often a living one and most often yourself, and then follows a single bloodline or family name back through the generations as far back as you can go.
A pedigree with both your mother’s and your father’s bloodline would start with you, then your parents would be listed, then both sets of grand parents would come next, then all four sets of great grand parents and so on.
Descendant Family Tree Chart
A Descendant Family Tree Chart is the opposite of the Pedigree Family Tree Chart. This type of family tree chart starts with an ancestral couple far back in the family history and then lists the descendants of that ancestral couple generation by generation until the present.
The change on this web site
The PDF files that you previously could download were Descendant Family Tree Charts. But due to the growth of the family tree they became unmanageable as PDFs and I had to remove the possibility to download PDFs.
You can still see and navigate through the Descendant Family Tree Chart on the screen, but now only five generations at a time.
If you want something to use at will, I can compile your own personal Pedigree Family Tree Chart and send it to you as a PDF. Just send me an e-mail.