The concept of a family tree goes beyond just tracking Great-great-grandpa. Here are a few online places you can peruse a people-free pedigree (you may need to click some charts to enlarge them).
- Got a mutt? Find out Fido’s ancestry through DNA testing companies such as Canine Heritage and DDC Veterinary Animal DNA Testing.
- A horse is a horse, of course, but who sired him? Type his name into the Thoroughbred Pedigree Database.
- Trace the twists of many tongues in the Indo-European Languages Family Tree.
- Step into the histories of houses around the world at History of Homes.
- Which came first: Rockabilly or Bubble Gum? Genealogy of Pop/Rock Music maps 700 artists and 30 music styles from 1955 to 1978.
- Musical genre-specific trees include Cuban and heavy metal, or you can follow the lineage of the guitar.
- If mythology is all Greek to you, keep track of the descendants of Chaos at Greek Gods Family Tree.
- Tour the hairpin turns of the auto industry with the Automotive Family Tree.
From the November 2010 issue of Family Tree Magazine.
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