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Free Chart Preview: See What Your Genealogy Could Look Like

Free Chart Preview: See What Your Genealogy Could Look Like

There's something magical about seeing your personal family history in visual form that inspires and awes and invokes deep feelings of love and belonging. The thought of having your own family tree chart may be nice, but that magical moment is definitely when you can see EXACTLY what it would look like that will make you say, "Wow."

Each family is unique, so why should you have to commit to purchasing a specific template before you know what the finished product will look like? And for that matter, why do you have to use a one-size-fits-all template at all?

The answer to both of those questions is... well, you shouldn't. That's why you can preview your personal genealogy in one of our custom family trees for free! Once you've imported your genealogy from FamilySearch or a GEDCOM file, you can adjust the number of generations you want to be displayed (based on how far back your genealogy goes and how many gaps you want to show) and whether or not you want dates displayed, as well as the shape, color, font, etc. of the chart in general.

So how do you get this free preview? Well, it's easy! 

1. Go to and choose a starting template. 

Note: Peruse at your leisure, but also don't feel trapped or committed once you choose. You'll be able to switch to a different template entirely or modify shape, palette, font, or individual colors once you're in our family tree maker app.

2. Choose the number of generations you think you'd like displayed in your chart and click "Start from this template".

Note: When in doubt, start with more generations than you think you'll need so that all of your names get imported. You can always decrease the number of generations showing later and the cost of your chart (if you choose to buy it!) will decrease accordingly.

3. Import your names from FamilySearch or a GEDCOM file, or enter them manually.

Now you have a free preview of your chart using our family tree maker! You can play with the number of generations showing, the shape of the chart, the color palette, individual colors in a chart, the font, the width of a generation band, whether or not the dates are showing and so much more. Then, when you're in love with how your chart looks, just click "Order Your Chart" and you'll have a print-ready genealogy wall chart that will have everyone who walks by saying "Wow" too!

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