Editable family tree forms #general

Richard Stower

I am looking for suggestions for editable family tree forms so I can make changes as needed. I am a Mac user.

Thank you.

Richard Stower
Yarmouth, Maine
Dobrowa Tarnowską, Poland: KANNER, SCHMIDT, WERNER


If you are looking for an editable graphical form of family tree, you might appreciate GenoPro. It is a simple client (resident on your Mac, not online) software, downloadable from its website. You can easily create a constantly modifiable tree according to additions and amendments, no limits to the number of people involved. You also can create a 'report', which summarizes all the data according to each person or each surname listed.
Davide Csermely

Laurie Sosna

GenoPro is not a native Mac program. It is designed for Windows.
If you're not familiar with running a Windows emulator on your Mac, this probably isn't for you.

I did a web search for "editable family tree forms" (without the quotes) and there are some basic tree, person and family forms available.

I've used a spreadsheet in the past, I can add columns and rows as I get more information. I do love spreadsheets for their sorting capabilities.

Laurie Sosna
San Francisco,CA

Lee Jaffe

I second the recommendation to try a spreadsheet. I'd been looking for a way to represent my family tree in form inexperienced family members could follow without any luck. Then a cousin shared a hand-drawn tree created decades ago by a distant relative. The format was readily applied to a spreadsheet and I was able to quickly transcribe the original to Google Docs. Even better, I could share the private document with family members and get their updates and correction. After transcribing the original as-is, I've made a copy which I'm updating and enhancing, color-coding and annotating entries.  I particularly like the ability to keep generations in alignment with labeled rows.  I'm still waiting for updates from some cousins but once it is is reasonably up-to-date, I plan on trying to get it printed in a banner format -- it looks to run 5-6' wide - and share copies with my family.

Understand, this is not a simple project. You can't cut and paste or upload a GEDCOM file to populate your tree.  Nor have I tried to make it attractive a la Henry Gates' book of life.  But it is workable and readable.

Lee David Jaffe

Surnames / Towns:  Jaffe / Suchowola, Poland ; Stein (Sztejnsapir) / Bialystok and Rajgrod, Poland ; Joroff (Jaroff, Zarov) / Chernigov, Ukraine ; Schwartz (Schwarzman?, Schwarzstein?) / ? ;  Koshkin / Snovsk, Ukraine ; Rappoport / ? ; Braun / Wizajny, Suwalki, Poland,  Ludwinowski / Wizajny, Suwalki, Poland


Sarah L Meyer

I would suggest getting genealogy software made for a Mac.  The following programs are either Mac only or have Mac versions.  Some have free trials.  Ask here or google reviews:  In alphabetical order Family Tree Maker, Heredis, Reunion and Roots Magic.  I know that Heredis and Roots Magic have free trial versions.  I am not a Mac user, but my husband is (but I do the genealogy - using a Windows only program).
Sarah L Meyer
Georgetown TX
BIRGARDOVSKY, EDELBERG, HITE (CHAIT), PERCHIK Russia (southern Ukraine) and some Latvia or Lithuania