This Family Pedigree Chart can be used to conduct genetic or genealogical research. It is structured similarly to a family tree but is more of a working document. It may contain specific information about a field of study, such as hereditary diseases. A pedigree chart is useful for studying the lineage of show dogs, race horses, and humans. Each box in a pedigree chart contains the ancestor's name and space to record important information about their life, such as birth and death dates and locations and marriage date and location. Genetic information may also be included depending on the chart's purpose.