We're going to start a new series on the blog. We had such a great response from our Favorite Charts from 2015 collection that we've decided to start featuring more of our client's charts on the blog. If your chart is chosen, we change all the information on living people (or all the people) and you get a $25 gift certificate. It is great "cousin bait" to let us show off one of your charts and we promise to forward any inquiries to you as well. So let us know if you want your chart to be considered in this new series.
I'm starting this series off with the chart I've been working on for my own family. My parents recently moved to a new house and there was a perfect wall above the staircase, already fitted with track lighting. So of course, design work on the most epic Family ChartMasters chart began. We showed off a draft copy of this chart at RootsTech.
(Click on the image to see the full chart)
Since this version, we've added more stories, more icons and we're just about ready to print. The final version will be 7 feet tall and 10 feet wide, printed on canvas. It will have 140 stories and 80 pictures and 9 icons for soldiers, immigrants, pioneers, etc. etc. There is no way any grandchild will grow up in this family without knowing all about our family history.
And like many of our clients have experienced, the exciting part has been how many new breakthroughs we've made while we've been working on this chart. I have grandparents and great-grandparents who have collected all of this information, so it has been fun to make new discoveries in their research as we've been putting this together. My Mom has been putting together the stories and has discovered all sorts of new characteristics and struggles and triumphs of some of our lesser known ancestors. And yesterday, she was able to connect with a cousin to find a couple of long lost journals and biographies along one line. The cousin didn't realize they had all this information until my Mom pursued the issue. Goldmine.
I'll let you know when we get it installed. If you ever want to put together an *epic* family history chart for your family, you know where to come. You just start with a free consultation and we take it from there. We'd love to print one for you too.