The Family Historian has a gap in the bookshelf that has been awaiting this new book for many years. It provides the first ever detailed guide to the alternative ways to lay out and draw up a genealogical chart, following on to the production of a finished document for display on the wall or in a book. A family tree chart can be purely functional, to convey its information in a clear and easily accessible manner, or it can be a highly decorative, carefully written and illustrated piece of artwork. The author draws on many years' experience of designing and drawing up such charts for a wide range of clients to furnish the family historian with the full range of options and methods in this very practical do-it-yourself manual No aspect of pedigree preparation and presentation is neglected in this remarkable and long-needed account. It will be warmly welcomed by both amateur and professional family historians.