Thursday, January 30, 2020

Annual Favorites 2020: Family Reunions

We've been honored to help many family history researchers share their family history with their families this year.  Summers are always busy with family reunion season but really a family gathering can be anytime of the year.  There is no better way to share the history with the non-genealogists in your family.  Creating an impressive display of the family history will always engage the whole family in learning about where they came from.  We would love to help you share your history at a family reunion.

Be sure to click on any of the charts to see a larger version with all of the details.  And join us at any conference this year to see the actual prints.

This amazing all in one chart includes ALL of the family with extended cousins, distant ancestor lines, icons for soldiers, links to US presidents and Supreme Court Justices, and other important historical figures.

The photos of the grandparents and each of their five children with their spouses bring this family's origins to life.  The group photo, house, and maps really tell the story of the family in an engaging way.  

The amazing couple on top raised this beautiful family of fifteen children.  The soft image of their home in the back shows the background of the family and where they were raised.  This chart is wrapped to keep to a more frameable size but still has room for all of the grandchildren, great-grandchildren and even great great grandchildren.
So let our designers give your family tree a try.  You can send your information to us at  There's no obligation until we go to print because we are confident we can come up with something you will love. Just wait until your family sees all of the work you've done.  They'll be so impressed.  We'll make sure your chart is just as breathtaking as these are.

Monday, January 27, 2020

Annual Favorites 2020: Immigrant Ancestors

We've had a lot of requests this last year to show unique immigrant stories and the paths these immigrants took to get to the United States.  With the 400th anniversary of the landing of the Mayflower coming up in 2020 I would suspect that there will be many more to come.  It is great to honor those who made amazing sacrifices and surmounted huge challenges in our family history.  Knowing that you have strong genes gives one courage to face the small day to day challenges that come up in life.  These charts celebrate those amazing ancestor stories and give us that strength.

Be sure to click on any of the charts to see a larger version with all of the details.  And join us at any conference this year to see the actual prints.

A beautiful representation of this immigrant family from New York.

This client showed off his Irish heritage with the map, flag and Celtic border.  
This beautiful family included the couple's wedding photos, their two beautiful children and even their dogs.  Love it!

One of our absolute favorite charts.  The pedigree chart on the bottom is referenced above with the trips each ancestor actually took from Europe to North America and their dates of immigration

This chart celebrates the client's heritage from Italy, England, Ireland and Russia.  Even though this research so far is asymmetrical, the chart worked out beautifully.

An all in one tree of this Swedish family shows both sides of the family with cousins, aunts and uncles, and blended family members.  
Any of these charts would make a beautiful centerpiece to your home, or an amazing, meaningful gift.  You can send your information in for a free consultation and our designers will work with you, sending previews until it is exactly perfect for your family.  Once you approve your chart, you can place your order and we'll send it right out.  We'll help you really honor those that came before in your family.

Watch for new posts on our Annual Favorites collection over the next two weeks.  We have so much more to show you. 

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Twelve-week Research Challenge

As we thought about how to help you all make even more connections with your family history in 2020, we decided to focus on family history research. Whether you're a professional genealogist or a novice who wants to learn more, we have a twelve-week research challenge for all levels. The purpose of the challenge is to help you step-up your genealogy game, discover new people in your tree, or even just get started with your research.

The link below will register you for the challenge. You will then receive one email every week for twelve weeks. Each email will have three levels of suggestions: beginning, intermediate and advanced. If you are just getting started, the beginner ideas will help you start thinking about your ancestors in different ways. Advanced researchers will find new directions to check out in the advanced section of each email. And some researchers may change between the beginner, intermediate and advanced levels to choose whichever level works best for them on any particular week.

At the end of the twelve weeks, we have a special prize for everyone who completes the challenge! Not only will you expand your knowledge of family history research, but you will receive an awesome gift from us.

Sign up here and get started today!