Using squares and circles have been discussed in this blog. A few examples have been given. The following figure is a "big picture" of how this method can be used to present your family. It is part of my family tree put together over more than 50 years of genealogy. I have also used a color coding system to keep the family lines separated. I have also used a coding system which is present in my blog thejonessurname.blogspot.com. You can enlarge the figure by clicking on the picture. The small numbers are references which document each individual.