About the GL Family Trees
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The Who's Who section is designed to help Springfield viewers keep track of characters on the show. Find out who's related to who, how many times someone has been married, and what pesky crimes a character committed. Plus, get a brief character history to summarize that character's time on the show.
Welcome to Soap Central's Guiding Light Family Tree section. In this section you will be able to browse through genealogical breakdowns of some of the most prominent family in GL's history. While we strive to include information about all of the past and present Springfield families, but that is not always possible based upon information that is available. However, you will find that the "trees" listed here are more than extensive.
Each Family Tree provides detailed history of marriages, relatives, and children for all the members of the given family. When available, you'll be able to further your research by visiting the indepth character profiles from the Who's Who character profiles section.
At the bottom of each Family Tree page you will find a "Key" box that will explain all of the abbreviates and codes found in the tree. You'll also find a "Branching Out" section that will allow you to swing from one Family Tree to another.
Understanding the GL Family Trees
Some of the family trees have a tendency to really branch out. But don't blame us! It's those wacky Springfield citizens and all of their marrying and cheating ways that make the trees so..so..well so bushy!
Here's a look at a portion of the Bauer family tree as well as an explanation on how to read the chart.
c. Ed Bauer
m. Leslie Jackson
c. Rick Bauer
m. Meredith Reade (Divorced)
According to the tree, Ed Bauer had married Leslie. This is represented by the letter "m". As you move down the tree, you see that with Leslie, Ed had a son, Rick. This is represented by the letter "c" which stands for child. Continuing with Rick, you see the letter "m" pop up. This means that he married Meredith Reade. If they had had any children together, this would appear below.
Some of the names on the trees are linked to our Who's Who in Springfield character profiles. To receive full details of that character's life, simply click on the link.
The GL Family Trees
Below, you will find an alphabetized listing of past and present Guiding Light families. Simply highlight the name of the family that you'd like to learn more about and that family will display on your screen.
If you believe that information is missing from a given tree, please submit that information to us through our Feedback
section. Additionally, if there is a family whose family tree is not present and you'd like to help create that tree, please use the Feedback
form to let us know.
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