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  • Why To Use This Online Family Tree Maker To Create Your Custom Family Tree
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    Jane Tanner

Why To Use This Online Family Tree Maker To Create Your Custom Family Tree

Why To Use This Online Family Tree Maker To Create Your Custom Family Tree

There are lots of family tree templates out there and ways that you could choose to make your family tree print. If you want to be able to

1) import your names directly from FamilySearch or via GEDCOM (and save yourself hours of typing and mistake finding)
2) customize your family tree chart and
3) have it look modern and professional without paying someone hundreds of dollars to make it for you

our family tree maker is for you. Basically, save time, save money and get EXACTLY what you want. Win, win, win.

Let's take a closer look.

Entering Names: Save Time

We founded Family Tree Prints as the result of our experience creating a 8 generation family tree fan for my mother-in-law after being inspired by my mom's handwritten fan chart hanging in our living room. We spent 40+ hours painstakingly typing 8 generations of genealogy (that's 511 names!) using Photoshop into a PDF template we purchased off of Etsy. The worst part was definitely trying to get the angle just right on every text box so it was center in the cell. The end product was gorgeous, but the process was mindnumbing! We realized how much our grandparents would enjoy having similar charts in their home, realized that none of our work would transfer and knew there had to be a better way... hence our online family tree maker that will pull in up to 10 generations of genealogy directly from Family Search or a GEDCOM file in under 2 minutes. Life changing. You could, of course, have someone else do the painful formatting for you, but in most cases you still have to enter all your information in an Excel sheet... which is still time-consuming.

Full Customization with a Modern & Professional Look: Get Exactly What You Want

It took us a long time to choose our original chart off Etsy. There was lots of "I really like ... about this template, but I wish it had ...". That's why we wanted to make it super easy to customize using our family tree maker, while still keeping everything modern and super professional looking. This is not your great-grandmother's family tree chart. Love this color scheme, but want to add a text decal? Or make it a different shape? Or change the number of generations? Or change the font? Or add or remove dates? Or tweak some of the colors to match your decor? Done, done and done. You can visit our tutorial help center for more help on customizing your chart as well. 

DIY: Save Money & Maintain Control

There are people who will enter all your names for you--actually, if you visit our Etsy shop, we're some of those people who will do it for you--but it costs more because you're paying for someone's time. Unfortunately, having help entering the information doesn't always save you much time because you still need to fill out all your genealogy in a spreadsheet, which is why doing it yourself in our online family tree maker (regardless of whether you enter it manually by hand or use our slick import functionality) saves you time and money, while still giving you the control to customize. Plus, since ours is a digital family tree print, you control how much you spend on printing and framing based on your priorities: a huge archival quality giclee print or a smaller version printed out at Costco. It's your call!

Ready to make your own family tree? Choose one of our templates to get started!


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    Jane Tanner

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