Quick Guide: Create Decorative Family Tree Charts Online

By Dana McCullough Premium

Getting a frame-worthy chart of your family tree has never been easier—and you can even print one at home. If you have your tree online at FamilySearch,, MyHeritage or Geni, there’s a charting option for you. These chart generators let you create charts you can download for free and print on your home printer, and most offer the option to order a large version, professionally printed on high-quality paper. Some offer lots of customization with colors, backgrounds and family facts, while others are much more streamlined, only letting you select the starting person.

 Website Cost  Features  User tips 
Geni free JPEG download to print at home 
  • bow tie chart includes up to five generations
  • choose from six photo frame styles
  • select Customize to choose colors, photo frames, title styles, background patterns or images, appearance of names and more 

Click on the Family tab, then on Free Family Tree Chart to create a tree from your family tree. (GEDCOM imports are not accepted for creating charts.)



print or download PDF for free, or order for $14.95 and up 

  • display three to nine generations
  • standard, combination or descendant tree
  • add photos, text, embellishments and backgrounds

Select Family History, then Family Tree Posters. Autofills charts with your tree, or type in information. Click the Preview/Print button to download or print your chart.



free PDF download, or order starting at $30.50 plus shipping

  • eight options include ancestors, descendants, hourglass, fan and sun charts
  • 18 backgrounds and styles
  • customize number of generations and facts to display for each person 

Under the Family Tree tab, select Print Charts & Books to select the chart you want to print.

OnePage Genealogy free PDF download 
  • descendancy or ascendancy charts
  • choose styles and color palettes
  • show or hide empty boxes or duplicate people 

Use a FamilySearch family tree or upload a GEDCOM. Ruler Options (ruler icon) let you input your desired chart dimensions.


free PDF download, or order for $19.99 plus shipping

  • 12 chart options include fan, pedigree and photo
  • include four to nine generations
  • choose a start person from a FamilySearch tree

Works with a FamilySearch tree or uploaded GEDCOM. Download a PDF of your chart or (for some options) order prints.