Family Trees..

family tree with Apple

Question: What is a family tree?

A family tree could be a tree growing in your front yard or in your backyard, however for my purposes today, ..the term; (a family tree) will represent someone’s genealogy.

A family tree, ..or (pedigree) chart, ..is a chart representing family relationships in a conventional tree structure.

The more detailed family trees used in medicine and social work are known as genograms. (Source, Wikipedia).

According to Webster: “ped·i·gree,” A line of ancestors; a lineage.

As not to confuse me with someone who “actually” knows what he’s talking about when it comes to genealogy and family trees, I should begin by confessing that although throughout my life I have crossed paths with a number of individuals with whom I share my surname, ..albeit, outside of my immediate family, not once was I able to make a family connection.

Accordingly, for my offering today I choose a well known and better representative family to analyze.

 Donald duck family 1

(The Donald Duck family).

Family history representations…

Genealogical data can be represented in several formats, for example as a pedigree or ancestry chart…

 Donald Duck family tree 2

Family trees are often presented with the oldest generations at the top and the newer generations at the bottom. An ancestry chart, which is a tree showing the ancestors of an individual, will more closely resemble a tree in shape, being wider at the top than the bottom. In some ancestry charts, an individual appears on the left and his or her ancestors appear to the right.

 Donald duck family 3

A descendancy chart, which depicts all the descendants of an individual will be narrowest at the top.

 Donald Duck 6

Family trees can have many themes. One might encompass all direct descendants of a single figure,

On the serious side…

 A notable example…

 Confucius 1

The longest family tree in the world today is that of the Chinese philosopher and educator Confucius (551–479 BC), and he is the descendant of King Tang (1675–1646 BC).

 Confucius family tree 1

The tree spans more than 80 generations, and includes more than 2 million members. An international effort involving more than 450 branches around the world was started in 1998 to retrace and revise this family tree. A new edition of the Confucius genealogy was printed in September 2009 by the Confucius Genealogy Compilation Committee, to coincide with the 2560th anniversary of the birth of the Chinese thinker. This latest edition is expected to include some 1.3 million living members who are scattered around the world today. (Source Wikipedia).

Bugs Bunny - that's all folks  

Have a great day, I’ll be back tomorrow

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Crusader Rabbit…

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