Living Tree Design


These beautiful trees are all about LIVING COUSINS! The branches of the tree grow from a Great-Grandparent (typically), reaching up to current family. These new posters are descendant posters that feature three (3) to five (5) generations. They require no online research—just what you know about your immediate family. Privatize your art by skipping the details of dates and birthplaces. A thoughtful gift to a celebrated Grandparent.
Every person gets their own circle unless there is a spouse (then it is shared). There is more room in circles to show more connection without the clutter of details. Even surnames are optional. To give this poster a personal touch add a photo or two of family.*

Each generation is shown in a different colour. It becomes very easy to see how you relate to others in your family. The poster starts with the Ancestor family at the bottom of poster and grows through current family (at the ends of the branches). The largest benefit is, no online tree, or family software, or knowledge of how to use programs, is required.

All you have to do is make a deposit and you will receive a guide to adding your family to an excel spread sheet.

How do I order?

  1. Orders are placed with a $75 deposit.
  2. Fill out the excel sheet, adding your family names. Reply email your excel to file to

3. Next you export your gedcom file and gather the photos you want to use. Upload your files to Family Ancestrees from this link

Things to note:

  • After your completed excel file is received you will receive an invitation to your Ancestry tree online to review and correct.
  • A proof will be sent to you for review before the final art is ready. Family can be editted, removed, and added.
  • In the case of marriages between cousins duplicate circles will occur. The children’s families will only branch from the male side.
  • Spellings will be as provided
  • If you have not included data it will not appear.


How much is a Living Tree? Living Trees are $250. Trees are limited to 3-5 Generations. A deposit of $75 is required to receive an guide to complete an Excel file.

Can I add photos of people? 1 or 2 photos that will fit into the single circle of a person are great! More than 2 may require an additional fee.

Use Framing Size Guide

What are the Dimensions of my poster? The final size is based on the number of relatives and visually how your tree grows. It is also based on the background image that I find that suits your tree best. The dimensions of posters are sized to commonly fit off-the-shelf frames found at Michaels, or similar stores. As the design progresses Family Ancestrees will notify you of the size best determined for your personal poster.

What do I receive with my Descendant Tree Art order? You will receive a print-ready PDF file and a small email-able jpg for sharing. The benefit is no cost for shipping. You can arrange printing with any large format Printer near to you (Typically Sign-A-Rama, FedEx, Signs-R-Us). You can print as many copies as you chose. If you want Family Ancestrees to provide prints we can arrange printing for you. Just let us know when we are designing your poster so we can add this to your final quote.

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If you have more questions or ideas about posters, talk to us! We would love to hear your ideas and answer your questions.

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