Since 1996, Progeny has been the leader in pedigree management worldwide. This tool is ideal for educators, students, or families who need to draw pedigrees or genograms quickly and easily. This free version is for academic use, personal use, or for educational purposes only, and not for commercial settings.Now that you're ready to create your own genogram, you may be asking yourself - where do I begin? Before you even start putting pen to paper or mouse to mouse pad, you will need to do some background work. First, you need to decide how many generations you wish to depict on your genogram. You will probably want to keep to three to four generations. Next, you will need to do some research. You may look at a family tree to make sure you have all the names, birthdates and relations correct. You may interview some family members to fill in missing information. You might ask family members to tell you family stories to help you understand what types of relationships different family members have. Remember what you learned in the Cautions and Caveats section and be sure to be sensitive in approaching family members.