Most pedigree charts are meant to trace ancestry and show family lineage. However, the charts always begin with the individual tracking the ancestry. The father then follows at number two on the chart while the mother becomes number three.
Notably, the female line follows the bottom track while the male line maintains the upper track. Besides, the numbering follows the ahnentafel chart design where women are assigned odd numbers, and the numbers for men are even.
Note that you may need to create an additional ancestor sheet template once you’ve traced more than four generations. Each individual in the fourth generation will become the ancestor in the new template with reference to their number on the first template to keep track through the generations.
Ancestor Sheet Template
All Trees: Family Tree Templates