I am CONSTANTLY updating the family tree. Last time I played sims, I got a notice saying Keena was pregnant, so now the unborn has its slot in the family tree. If you want to know how the other sims are doing, they’re family status and stuff of the sort, you can keep yourself updated via the family tree. Half the stuff I put up there I will never mention in my stories. Sometimes I’ll use long lost relatives, like Daniel, for the story, but if the person you voted for wasn’t chosen you can still check the family tree to see how they’re doing.
That’s all, carry on 🙂