Personally, I believe that a must in the initial steps of doing your family history is doing a pedigree chart. This is a chart or diagram that shows you your direct line of descent, starting with yourself, then going up to your parents, then up to your grandparents, and so on and so forth until you reach a dead end.
I believe that one must always begin with this as it would give you, in one piece of paper, an idea of just how much you know about your family history. As soon as you reach a dead end with the pedigree then you know where next to go. Filling out a pedigree chart is simple and easy. Click here to see a video on how to do a pedigree chart.
Click here to download a free blank pedigree chart.
Below are simplified pedigrees of some of the Philippine Presidents:
- President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III
- President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
- President Fidel V. Ramos
- President Corazon C. Aquino
- President Ferdinand E. Marcos
- President Diosdado Macapagal
- President Ramon Magsaysay
- President Elpidio Quirino
- President Jose P. Laurel
- President Manuel A. Roxas
- President Sergio Osmena
- President Manuel Luis Quezon
- President Emilio Aguinaldo