02 February 2023
Inspired to create more than one family tree? Read on for three reasons you might want to make multiple trees...
Great reasons for creating multiple trees are:
1 The work-in-progress family trees favoured by DNA family historians (who create private family trees on which to record their work-in-progress research). Such a tree can help you work out how you're related to a DNA match.
2 A surprise family tree dedicated to the ancestry of a relative to commemorate a special date or event. If someone has a landmark birthday or anniversary coming up, why not trace their ancestors back a few generations and present them with their own tree?
3 The family tree of someone not related to you, but who is the subject of your house history, or a book you’re writing, for example. If you ever feel like a bit of a break from your own ancestors, this can be a great side project.
Some websites will allow you to create multiple trees – so where this facility exists why not make use of it?
Extracted from 'do's and don't of creating a family tree' in the March 2023 issue of Family Tree.