21 November 2012

Family Trees Come in All Shapes and Sizes -- Family Trees That Might Interest Kids!

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving!

Many of us will gather with family, young and old ...

As genealogists we often talk about family trees.  As family historians we have learned that the “kids” (and many adults also) are not necessarily as passionate about family trees as we are!

I’d like to suggest that maybe we just aren’t talking about the “right” family trees!  Maybe we need to add some pizzazz by talking about non-human family trees!  

Not too long ago there was discussion about the creation of a comprehensive family tree for birds!  Well, that got me thinking, are there other “family trees” out there with which family members might identify!  Who knows, if you can get them talking about “any” family tree, might their own personal one eventually get the attention it deserves?!?!?

Here are a few “fun” ones that I found (each image came from one of the listed websites):

Are there other fun ones out there?  Which one did your family enjoy most?

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1 comment:

  1. There's a very cool website for generating "family trees" for bands, which regularly change members, and musicians are often in more than one band. The Unix operating system (and its many derivatives) has a complex "family tree," which can be seen on Wikipedia, or a gigantic chart here.