Logos 4: Create a Family Tree

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Today’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos training seminars.

If you’re like me, you can’t keep up with all of the “begetting” in the Bible. In other words, what are the names of all of Jacob’s sons? Well, here’s an easy way to access the family trees of people in the Bible:

  • Open a Bible to a verse with a person’s name in it
  • Right click on the person’s name
  • From the right menu select Person the name (in our example, Jacob)
  • From the new left menu, select Biblical People

The Biblical People tool now opens displaying that person’s family tree as recorded in Scripture.

Related Tutorial Videos:
Biblical People I
Biblical People II

Note: Biblical People is a feature included in Logos Bible Software 4 base packages from Bible Study Library and above.


  1. Hi,
    As a comment: at first I couldn’t “discover” such a Biblical People in the (new) left menu in my program’s (Win as well as Mac). I can select a name and then click on the menu Tools and then select Biblical People. From there on the family tree comes up.
    So, I was thinking: “What I’m doing wrong?” Well, actually I didn’t do anything wrong. The case is that not all Bibles in Logos4 have the same menus!
    My primarily Bible is the “De Nieuwe BijbelVertaling”, a very popular Dutch translation of the Bible text. In this version there is not such a right menu Person the name (in our example, Jacob). Then I opened up the NIV-version and there the menu appeared, as described!
    Dear guys of Logos, there is still some work for you to do… Keep up!
    P.s. None of the (five) Dutch translations are having this “new menu”!

  2. Rory Lennox says

    If I want to see the various words which can be made out of a single Hebrew spelling how do I go about it? I have run across a few of these kinds of things and found it very interesting. eg. the hebrew word for leper.

  3. Becky Connell says

    Thank you!! What a great tool!

  4. Rev. Lynwood F. Mundy says

    Thanks once again for your simple and thorough illustrations. This helps the Logos 4 user more knowledgeable in their studies, teaching, writings and preaching.
    As we theologians know, it has always been said, “not to argue over genealogy because it only causes strife.” However, Logos has taken the arguments of biblical genealogy, researched and made simple to teach, illustrate, write and preach.
    Thanks Logos for being number one (#1) in biblical software!

  5. Charles H. Lewter, IV says

    I purchased the Quick Trick CD…It would be nice to have a tutorial on how to set it up.