Why Mapping Your Family History Will Help You At Work

According to an article by Remy Blumenfeld and published in Forbes: Your family’s story, including things you may not have been told, have a big effect on what you see as being ‘normal’ in your behavior and relationships. He then goes on to describe the value of family mapping.

NOTE: Family Mapping is not a standard tool of genealogists. Instead, family mapping describes the use of genograms, a frequently-used tool of psychologists and others. Wikipedia describes the use of genograms as:

“A genogram is a pictorial display of a person’s family relationships and medical history. It goes beyond a traditional family tree by allowing the user to visualize hereditary patterns and psychological factors that punctuate relationships. It can be used to identify repetitive patterns of behavior and to recognize hereditary tendencies.”


You can learn more about genograms at Genograms: What They Are & How to Do Them at http://bit.ly/2tS065U.

Remy Blumenfeld’s article may be found at: http://bit.ly/2SwgUHS.


I teach a class on genograms for genealogists. by adding events such as religion, occupation, residency to the standard genogram, you may increase your understanding of the people’s actions and


I have been working with family systems (the theory on which family mapping is based) for 30 years and it has been very helpful in understanding my family, and the multigenerational processes, rather than simply collecting names.


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