Wednesday, September 26, 2018


Kim and I had the greatest time recently, heading out to the FGS conference in FortWayne this year via car, instead of our more common mode of transportation--plane.  We had the greatest time.  You wouldn't want to do it all the time, but sometimes it is just awesome, peaceful, and exciting at the same time, to strike out on a long road trip.  As I mentioned on our Instagram and Facebook accounts, everyone should drive across this country every once in a while just to remember how big this place is.

I think it is so good to drive across this beautiful country of ours every once in a while to remember how huge this earth is and how many interesting people there are out there.  Flying is nice--and I wouldn't trade that modern convenience, but there is nothing like a long road trip to remind us how amazing our immigrant and pioneer ancestors were.

Along the way, we stopped at some of Kim's family history sites, including the motel that his grandparents built in the late 1940s.  It was such an awesome step back in time and we had so much fun. We were able to stop at his Mother's gravesite and leave some flowers.  That's always nice when we live so far away.  

I found myself taking screen shots on my phone while I was looking at Google Maps, to celebrate and record that we were there.  It's kind of like taking a picture, only better, because it leaves a record for future posterity of where something exactly took place.  I accidentally discovered a great new way to preserve your past and the present at the same time.

If you have an instagram account, be sure to follow us @familychartmaster.  We have lots of great new things planned for the account this fall including behind the scenes stories, new chart designs we are creating and weekly quotes about family.  And we'd love to post a photo of you with your Family ChartMasters' chart.  Feel free to send us an email with your photo and you could be the #fcmclients of the week.  

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

End of "Family Reunion Season" Sale: Free Shipping for Orders over $100

We've had a fantastic summer shipping out thousands of 
amazing family reunion charts.  We've done many charts that were over 600 feet long, with interesting research that our clients have collected.  And we've done some absolutely beautiful all-in-one charts with hundreds of photos showing all of the in-laws, blended families, and collateral lines.  We LOVE helping you show off 
your family history research.  And we love to hear that our charts have helped you collect more information about your cousins.  

We've also been busy creating a new pricing system that makes ordering your chart super simple.  When you send in your Free Consultation, you are assigned a designer, that will work with you to make sure your chart is perfect (either with our without a preview.)  Then the designer sends you a personalized link for your chart so that you can place your order.  It shows you all of the paper and shipping options we offer and you can just securely place your order right there.  Super simple and straight forward.  

But right now, we have a great "End of Family Reunion Season" sale going on for you.  
With any order over $100, you can enter the code:
and get free priority mail shipping (up to $20 value).  
Remember any extra copies are already 1/2 price, so now is a good time to get ready for family gift giving.  Let us know what we can do to help you show off your amazing family history.  Get started today with a free consultation at

Good until Sept 20th 2018

Friday, September 14, 2018

Here's Where to See Us IRL

You can always see what we are up to at

We have just a couple more conferences and lectures this year and then we'll be on to all of our big plans in 2019.  Here's what's happening next:  

15 Sept 2018  Welby West Jordan Family History Fair.  This is my last opportunity to speak with my son Matthew who is giving his "Get to Know Your Geezers" lecture before he leaves for a LDS mission for two years. Speaking with Matthew and seeing his success there has been one of the highlights of my career. I'm sure he'll be helping people with his family history there too so that's good.  

28-29th Sept 2018 Family Roots Expo in St George Utah.  I'm taking our new employee Stacy with us to introduce her to all of the fun we have talking to clients.  I'm giving four lectures, 6 Steps to Choreograph Your Research Across the Internet, Zap the Grandma Gap: The Ten Best Ideas for Youth and Family History, Voila: Professional Charts to Impress Your Clients & Family, and Where To Start When You Get Stuck.  Looking forward to it!

12 December 2018 Family Tree Webinars (in your slippers) I'll be giving my lecture on 101 Ways to Design a Genealogy Chart.  Hopefully all of our newsletter readers here realize that it is good to get your holiday orders in before that though right?  We want to have enough time to make sure everything is perfect for you!

27 Feb - 2 Mar 2019 RootsTech in Salt Lake City.  We just received word that we have a great spot up front to show off our charts in the vendor's hall.  We're super excited to display our 2018 favorites and all of the new trends we are working with to show off your family history.  I'll be giving a new lecture "Heirloom, Documentation or Junk"

3-6 Apr 2019 New England Regional Genealogical Conference in Manchester New Hampshire.  We love New England and we're always so excited to see this conference roll around again.  I'll be giving my super popular Archiving Lessons From My Great-Grandfather’s Family History Records lecture as well as the 6 Steps to Choreograph Your Research Across the Internet.  I have to leave this conference a little early so we're actually looking for a little help in the booth.  If you are planning to be close by (or know someone who is) and want a free ticket to the conference and some extra money, let us know in a return email.  

1-4th May 2019 Ohio State Genealogical Conference in Mason Ohio.  We haven't been back to Ohio for a while so we're super excited about this one.  I'll be speaking on Where to Start When You Get Stuck, and Heirloom, Documentation or Junk.  Will we see you there?
30 May-1 Jun 2019 Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree in Burbank California.  It's the 50th anniversary of one of our favorite conferences so we'll be doing something special there to celebrate.  Stay tuned.