The Kinship Chart is a tool for organizing information about familial lineages. A kinship chart is a family tree that uses symbols and letters to indicate position and relationship. Kinship diagrams can focus on a single person's relatives or the relationships of an entire family. Before creating a kinship chart, collect as much information about your family tree as possible. Kinship diagrams employ a few basic symbols. A single set of characters represents people. The other group is used to describe people's relationships or connections. Kinship is reckoned in various ways worldwide, resulting in a wide range of descent patterns and kin groups.