Find out how you are related to others in your family…
The holidays are here, which means you’re going to be seeing a lot (too much?) of your extended family. And, like many of us, you might end up feeling confused as to how you’re even related to these people and start asking yourself questions like:
- How exactly am I related to Uncle Bob, who I only see once a year?
- There are a bunch of kids running around these days – how do they fit into the family tree?
- How in the world do I fit into all of this?
- Boy, these people are weird. Am I completely sure I’m related to them?
If only you had a handy family relationship chart that would map out exactly how all of the relationships in your family work.
Oh look, you do!
Thanks to the family relationship chart & infographic above (which you can also print off HERE or by clicking the image above), you can now easily identify all of your family members and map out your role and connection to them throughout the entire family tree.
Originally created by Alice J. Ramsay in 1987, we took it upon ourselves to update the chart from its original design and give it a fresh look for our readers. With it, you can see how you’re related to family members and your relationship to them in your family tree. As the infographic states, “The relationship in each (section) is what that person’s relationship would be to you, where you are ‘Self.’ As you can see, you, your siblings, your 1st cousins, 2nd cousins, etc., are all in the same generation.”
Pretty cool, right? Be sure to print this chart and carry it with you as you wade your way through any and all family parties this holiday season, or anytime throughout the year. Math can sometimes be involved when it comes to figuring out the expansive relationships in one’s family, but this chart is a much easier visual tool that puts all of it in a great, simple-to-understand perspective. This chart will help you in your ongoing quest to build your family tree.
It also makes for a great conversation starter, so you can finally have something to say to Uncle Bob.