Drop Charts

A variation of the descendant chart is the drop chart. Sometimes called a box chart, the drop chart is a clear representation of one line of descent.

Direct descendant chart or drop chart.

Notice that the last three figures use individuals from the pedigree chart and the family group sheet (pictured earlier in this chapter) to illustrate the various ways to treat your genealogy information. The first is a descendant chart for individual number 4 on the pedigree chart. The next figure is a graphic descendant chart for this individual, one of his sons, and some of his grandchildren. The last figure in the group is a drop chart showing the direct line connection from individual number 8 on the pedigree chart to his great-granddaughter, number 1 on the pedigree chart.

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