You will need
- information about the life of my family, paper, pencils, pens, markers, ruler, computer software
Draw a family tree, both manually and using computer programs. To create a family tree you will need paper (best to it was the large leaves of the type of drawing paper), pencils, markers and ruler. As well as basic information about life at least three generations of your relatives – parents, grandparents and great-grandparents.
As the most important information requires accurate full names, dates of birth and death. Traditionally, the family tree is always depicted from the bottom up, so that the oldest ancestor was the root of the tree. In practice it is very inconvenient, so modern genealogical diagram is usually drawn from top to bottom.
Preparing all the necessary materials, proceed to the drawing of the diagram. At the top of the sheet, preferably from the left side, write the name, surname and patronymic name of the oldest ancestor known to you. Specify the dates, if known. If you know who married your ancestor, write the name of his wife beside him on the same level and connect both with a dotted line. The dotted line in the genealogical schemes refers to the marriage bond.
Under the names of their ancestors, the founders write in a row the names of their children at a sufficient distance from each other. Do not forget to specify the exact dates of birth and death. Then connect the names of the parents and children a straight line. So you build the next generation series. Next to the names of the descendants include their marital relationships and spouse's names, if known.
Continue to draw a diagram of the generational ranks, until you reach his generation. The diagram can indicate himself, his spouse and their children. If desired, the male persons of your tree can be labelled with a square, female – circle, as is customary in standard genealogical diagrams.
Family tree can be build as well with a variety of computer programs, of which there is now quite a lot. Some of them can be downloaded for free on the Internet. For example, a very convenient widespread program Family Tree Builder. It can be found on the developers website at http://www.myheritage.com.
This program has a friendly interface and a large database, it also allows in addition to basic information about family members to contribute to the database any additional information in text form. Thus, each family member creates a kind of card that contains the basic, most essential information about his life.
Advice 2: How to draw a frame in Word
The addition of even a very simple frame around the text pages of the document significantly changes its perception. In Microsoft Word there are tools that allow you to pick frames that are suitable for processing different types of documents. You can apply it to all pages at once, and to highlight any ones that are most important, or to individual fragments of text within pages.
You will need
- Text editor Microsoft Word 2007
Open in a text editor document, the pages of which it is necessary to place the frame and click in the menu "page Layout".
Click the "page Borders", which is placed in the group of commands "page Background". So you open the window with the title "Borders and shading" in the "Page"tab.
Select in the left column ("Type") version of the design framework - regular, with shadow, volume, etc.
Set the desired parameters of the selected variant design of the frame in the middle column of this tab. Here you have dropdowns to select the line style, color, and width. Also in the bottom drop-down list ("figure"), you can choose from a long list of some of the graphics the replacement of the ordinary line.
Otdelnie, if necessary, one of the icons representing the edges of the sheet of the document. This way you can instruct the editor not to draw the frame from any edge of the page.
Select "apply to" the scope of the specified parameters for drawing the frame.
Click "OK" when all the necessary parameters of the frame will be specified. The editor displays the text of the document. You can then change the parameters using this dialog.
There is another way to create a framework that can be used for any single page as a whole, and for any arbitrary region inside it. In order to use it, go to the Insert tab and click Shapes in the illustrations group of".
From a list choose the most suitable option for use as a frame. Then hover your mouse over the upper left corner of region that needs to be put in a frame, press the left button and, without releasing it, move the cursor to the bottom right corner of the pane. If you want this preserves the proportions of the selected shape, then do this, hold down the SHIFT key.
Click the created frame with the right mouse button and select menu item "Format AutoShape". This opens a window with detailed frame settings.
Go to the Position tab and click the icon with the caption "behind text". This way you move the frame into the background and make the text visible on this page.
Click on the tab "Colors and lines" and choose to frame the colors that are best suited for this design the pages of your document. Clicking the "fill effects" you can access more advanced options the background page within the frame.
Click "OK" and the task of creating a figure frame will be solved.