A genogram is a diagram that depicts hereditary patterns as well as psychological aspects. Genograms enhance the usefulness of a typical family tree by incorporating hereditary and psychological factors into the links. Using unique genogram symbols and notations, genograms represent a plethora of information about families.
The union of two family members is represented by genogram symbols. A union creates a family unit, which grows over time when more dynamics and/or individuals are added. You can tell if a pair is married, engaged, divorced, or separated by looking at their relationship status. The sort of relationship is represented by color-coded lines and family genogram symbols.