How Do You Make a Family Tree in Canva?

Making a family tree in Canva is a great way to visually represent your family’s history and heritage. It can be used for both genealogical research, and for creative projects like scrapbooks and wall art. You can easily create one in Canva’s user-friendly design interface, even if you don’t have any prior knowledge of graphic design or software.

The first step is to choose a template from the Canva library. There are several templates available, such as ‘Modern Family Tree’, ‘Grandparent Tree’, and ‘Family History Timeline’. Select the one that best suits your needs and click on it to open the template.

Once you have opened the template, you can begin adding your family members. On the left hand side of the page, you will find an icon labelled ‘Add family members’ – click on this to start entering names.

You can also add photos of each person by clicking on the camera icon next to their name.

After all your names have been added, it is time to arrange them into branches of your family tree. To do this, simply drag each name into its correct position on the tree with your mouse or touchpad. This will automatically create branches and connections between each member of the family.

When you are happy with how your tree looks, you can add extra elements such as text boxes for dates or short descriptions. These features are all found in Canva’s library of elements – simply drag and drop them into place wherever you want them on your tree.


Creating a family tree in Canva is easy and intuitive! With just a few clicks of the mouse or taps of your finger, you can quickly arrange all of your family members into an attractive visual representation that will last for generations to come!