Latest updates 28-07-2020

I’ve updated the database with name and pictures of

  • Fatimeh Maktabi
    • Abbas Boushehri and family
    • Jawad Rastegar
    • Sorayya Rastegar
  • Esmat Maktabi
    • Annan family
      • Ali Akbar
      • Abdallah
      • Mona
      • Chirine
      • Shahnaz
  • Muhammad Ali and Shahnaz Maktabi family
  • Mona Maktabi family
  • Iman Maktabi
  • Ahmed Maktabi and Nada Rahwanji family

The tree looks like this now:

Click on picture for full size

How to use the database

The generated “pedigree chart” shown here above shows a persons ancestors. The chart is generated from the database. You can click on any name in the chart to continue your journey 🙂

The first thing you have to know is the menu in the top left corner of the page:

To search for a person click on “Persons” (1).

To look at alle the pictures that I’ve collected here, click on “Photos” (2).

The other choices in the menu will not give you much information, since I haven’t collected these information.

When you choose a person then there are several options here:

  1. Name of the person (in this case: me)
  2. Name of my father (you can click on the person)
  3. Name of my mother
  4. Name of my spouse(s)
  5. Name of my children
  6. The “Pedigree chart” that you see here at the top
  7. My personal history
  8. The menu


If you want to see the pedigree chart of your family, start by finding the youngest descendant. Unfortunately the system can’t generate a “tree” showing the decendants.

Latest updates July 18. 2020

Added information and pictures for descendants for

  • Fatemeh Maktabi
    • Busheri’s
  • Mohammed Ali Maktabi
    • Ahmad Maktabi
    • Mohammad Maktabi
    • Mona Maktabi
    • Hassan
    • Hossein Maktabi
    • Zeina Maktabi
    • Jaafar Maktabi
    • Adel Maktabi
  • Mohammed Maktabi/Batoul Maktabi
  • Hassan Maktabi
    • Youssef Maktabi
    • Abdullah Maktabi
    • Shahnaz Maktabi
    • Haidar Maktabi
  • Farouk Maktabi
  • Ferial Maktabi
  • Iran Maktabi
    • Family Semsarzadeh

Approx. 150 updates. A lot of pictures. Here is a small selction:

Thanks to those of you who send me new information!

Scan old picture using your smartphone.

You can use your smartphone og tablet as a photo scanner by using an app created by Google. It works on iOS (Apple) devices and Android devices.

I know many of you have fantastic pictures of our grandparents in old photo albums. Some of these pictures can not be removed from the album. And not everyone has a picture scanner. But with this app you can scan any picture without removing them from the picture frame or album.

All you have to do, is take a photo of the picture with a steady hand. You will get great results, if the picture is placed in a lot of indirect daylight. But you can easily also take pictures in the evening.

The app is called Photoscanner from Google.

Try these links:

Please share your pictures with me and I will post them here for everyone to enjoy. Send your picture to

The Bushehri and Rastegar family

I came in contact with Hassan Boushehri a month ago and got to know about the daughter Fatemeh of Mulla Ali and Khajije. Hassan got me in contact with Bahar Rastegar.

From Bahar Rastegar I received valuable information about this branch of the family tree. Bahar also emailed me many wonderful pictures, that I’ve added.

The database has been updated with those people, and will later this week be uploaded.

The decendants of Fatemeh Maktabi

Fatemeh was the sister to Ali Akbar, Abdul Mahmoud, Mehdi, Habiballah and Hussein. Daughter of Mulla Ali and Khadije.

She married Ibrahim Bushehri.

I received this picture from Hassan Bushehri where his mother is posing together with her father and brothers.

Can someone translate the writing?

Update 2020-05-05

Over the past couple of days I received new information about a sister to my grandfather Ali Akbar Maktabi. Combined with many smaller changes and information I decided to update the database and upload a new version.

  • Added Fatemed Maktabi sister to Ali Akbar Maktabi and her son Hassan Boushehri, and the Rastegar family.
  • Changed the design into a more mobile/tablet friendly version
  • Updated with information found on Facebook.
  • Updated with information that relatives have sent me.
  • I’ve added a lot of pictures
  • Added links to persons Facebook account
  • I’ve changed the website into a website dedicated to this project.

The database and Pedigree chart

The first page you’ll see is me 🙂

  1. Use the main menu to find people. Unfortunately the system doesn’t have a search option.

2. If you want to see a graphical illustration, click on “Pedigree Chart”. Zoom in and out on your mobile or PC monitor

3. Click on a name to go to the information about this person.

Please support this project!

I hope you will spend a few moments going through your own family and see if I’m missing information. This could be

  • new people (newborn, marriage)
  • pictures of people
  • Birthdays, especially the year of relatives
  • Information about relatives that have died, divorced, married, etc.
  • Interesting stories about relatives.
  • Please either send it to me by email at or use the form in the menu above.

Ps.: The database starts with my kids and goes from there. Therefore you will find people that are not Maktabis, but relatives to my wife Annette. The tree also contains data about the family of my mother going back more than 500 years. I can’t filter this part out of the database easily.