Who's in your family?
Who makes up your family? Is it just the people you live with?
It's more than that. You are part of other families. You are part of your grandparents' families and your great-grandparents' families.
And if you go back in history, you will find even more members of these families.
A family tree shows how you are related to them all.
Where do you come from?
A family tree is like a map. Its branches show how people are related to one another. It includes names, and sometimes ages, pictures, and even stories about the people on the tree.
A lot about the way you look comes from your family.
A simple tree would show your mom and dad, with an arrow pointing to you. But most family trees are larger.
It's important to learn about your family because you can get many things from your relatives:
You can even get your savings habits and shopping style from your family!