• Family Tree Template 8 Generations Poster

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If you're considering conducting genealogy research and feel like going back 8 generations, you must plan on space and design. An 8-generation poster is no small fit, given that you want it to be spacious and legible. Above all, it's an extraordinary masterpiece with crucial details about your lineage, and keeping it for future generations is imperative. 

Luckily all that is catered for, you only heed to adjust the size frame and rest assured, your custom poster will be oriented on top-notch quality photo paper. How, you ask? Check out our family tree templates 8 generation posters and download or edit to your preferred dimensions. 

Key Takeaways

  • The three family tree poster examples include the descendant tree, the combination tree, and the standard tree. 
  • All these options are available on our site; you only need to select your type and follow the prompts.
  • The final family tree poster should be detailed, engaging, and simple. 

What Is the Best 8 Generations Family Tree Poster?

Before creating your family tree poster, you must know the best type for your target number of generations. Below are examples of poster types and the number of generations each can accommodate comfortably. 

1. The Descendant Tree Poster

The descendant family tree poster is the most unique in the common poster types as it focuses on descants, not ancestors, and stands vertically. Usually, descent trees start with an individual or a couple tracing their descendants downwards. So, you start with one ancestor at the top, followed by their children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and so on. The descendants decide to conduct their genealogy this way especially if their family emerged from only one known ancestor, or the ancestor has a name for themselves, and the descendants want to trace their connection towards that common ancestor. 

2. Combination Tree

A combination tree poster is for couples and typically has the child at the center. This is also what we call a bowtie poster, with the mom's side and the dad's side expanding horizontally. Eight generations are the maximum number of generations you can include in a combination tree, as more makes it wide and hard to manage or observe. The number of people in the combination tree depends on the family's structure and your purpose for the family tree. You only need to be sure that the print-out poster will look attractive, engaging, and clear. 

3. Standard Tree Poster

A standard tree is a perfect choice when you want to go overboard and include the ninth generation. This one starts with an individual, just like in a descendant tree, and you follow that with your ancestors, i.e., parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, etc. Most standard trees extending four generations expand horizontally, but you can choose to flip yours if the designated wall is more of a tall, not wide, wall. 

All these options are available on our site; you only need to select your type and follow the prompts. Feel free to change the alignment, color, and number of generations, and add other elements before downloading. 

Hacks To Creating the Best Family Tree Template 8 Generation Poster

The massive poster to preserve and display 8 generations in your family should be something everyone will like by looking. This is not something you can hide; people will see your family's situation based on how things look on the poster. For that reason, you need to check the following boxes when working on an 8-generation family tree poster. 

1. Find The Necessary Resources

Researching for up to 8 generations and presenting the information expertly on a poster requires hard work and exceptional skills. That's why many people end up consulting genealogists due to the many frustrations on the way. The main objective of whatever channel or resources you find is to provide all the details for the more than 250 individuals on the poster. 

2. Choose the Best Poster Type

Once you have all the necessary information, it's time to find the best 8-generation poster to accommodate everyone. Alternatively, you can look for a favorite poster and edit it to accommodate individuals of any generation. Another factor when choosing your poster is the design of the intended display location. You want a poster that blends with the environment and makes the intended statement. Whether a vertical outline, the bowtie template, or the standard tree, your final poster should be the best you could create. 

3. Use Symbols and Numbers

Numbers and symbols are a great way to follow through your family tree on all eight generations. Mastering all the names and dates of more than 250 people on the family tree is a hassle, and the use of numbers has proven effective in eliminating special characters. For example, you can add a number to know which generation a relative is found or use a cross sign to show the date someone passed away. 

Make Your Family Tree A Piece of Art

Family tree posters help keep track of family links across generations. They give you a glance at how far you're with your research and which ancestors you're yet to detail. For best results, print these posters on oversized papers to maximize space and get the full effect.  

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