Wednesday, August 11, 2021

In Case you missed it....

 It's been a hot minute since we've blogged over here.  So many things have been happening this year, it's hard to keep up!  

Here is a Webinar that Janet did last year with My Heritage: Show off your MyHeritage tree to your family and friends with a beautiful chart. Learn all the hidden tips and tricks to create a customized masterpiece a perfect representation of your family history. Just a few easy steps and your beautiful chart arrives in a tube on your doorstep.

Visit:  to learn all the tips and tricks!

Let us know what you think!!  💚

Thursday, June 24, 2021

The Loss of my husband and our founder. Kim Craig Hovorka

Words fail.  

Kim Craig Hovorka Obituary 

Kim Craig Hovorka, the eldest son of John Thomas Hovorka Jr. and Marlene Beverley Anderson, was born on December 9th , 1955 in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. For 65 years his vibrant sense of humor and impeccable integrity brought light into the lives of many. He passed from this life peacefully on the morning of Thursday, June 24th, 2021. 

Kim enjoyed an unrestrained, nature filled childhood in Adams-Friendship, Wisconsin, and along the shores of Castle Rock Lake. He and his two younger brothers spent many happy days exploring the secret pond that everyone knew about and bringing fish and squirrels home for their grandmother to cook. It’s amazing they survived the adventures they had. 

As a young man, Kim left Wisconsin to pursue his education at Ricks College in Idaho. He completed his education with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Weber State in Utah. He has been a resident of Cedar Hills the last 23 years of his life. 

Kim was a hard worker and a perpetually service-oriented individual. He served faithfully in many capacities in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints throughout his life, including as a full-time missionary in the Philadelphia/Harrisburg Pennsylvania Mission. He had an unassuming, authentic faith and lived without guile. Throughout his life, people could always count on Kim to do what he said he would do and fulfill his responsibilities to the best of his ability. 

Kim married his wife, Janet Carpenter, in the Jordan River Temple in 1994. Together they raised three children. Through the ups and downs of life, Kim was always even tempered and was rarely upset. His children were the center of his life and he was a faithful father. Kim worked constantly to take care of his family in big and small ways and was endlessly patient with all of Janet’s big plans. He was the foundation of the family; they could always trust him. He and Janet loved being together even if it was just running errands or working on projects around the house. 

In 2004, Kim and Janet started a successful business helping others preserve and display their family history. Kim found many friends in the genealogy industry who enjoyed his huge smile and his quick wit. He was better than anyone in the world at printing large charts from any kind of genealogy. His legacy will be found in the charts he produced that are enjoyed by families all around the globe. 

 Kim would be surprised at the outpouring of love he and his family received at his passing. He never believed he was as wonderful as everyone else knew he was. He was modest to a fault. Janet told him he was loved every day, and she feels blessed that he was loved so completely by so many others. 

Kim was a firm believer and lifelong follower of the gospel of Jesus Christ. He patterned his life after the Savior’s and accomplished what he came into this life to do. 

Kim is survived by his wife, Janet, and three children – Alexis, Matthew and Rachel, as well as his brothers Dana (Ann) Hovorka and Todd (Cheryl) Hovorka. His parents predeceased him. The family is very grateful for the excellent care they received in the cardiac unit and ICU at Mountain Point Hospital. Viewings will be held at the Warenski Funeral Home at 1776 N 900 E, American Fork on Thursday, July 1st from 6 to 8 pm and again at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 4425 W Cedar Hills Dr, Cedar Hills, from 9:30 to 10:30 Friday morning. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 at the church on Cedar Hills Drive with live streaming. Burial will take place at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park in Salt Lake City, Utah. 

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Annual Favorites 2020: Celebrating Ethnic Heritage

 We finally have our last installment of our 2020 Annual Favorites!!  And these charts are all celebrating their genealogical heritage while also celebrating their ethnicity!  These were such a joy to create!  As always, we get permission from our customers to share these, and we change the information on the charts to protect their privacy.  Take a look!  They are simply beautiful!

This chart uses flags to share the countries from which each line originated from.  Simple and stunning.

Crests and flags and photos galore!  The background of the chart is a photograph of the Scottish highlands, where this family originated.

Italian ancestry is celebrated in this chart, with a simple flag and country map.  Splendid!

This family's Irish ancestry is represented more subtly with the clovers, creating a beautifully arranged chart that has such hidden value.

Dutch ancestry is represented in this chart in many ways.  I love the watercolor background elements, and the muted tones of the colors.

How much did you LOVE last year's charts??  We can create whatever YOU want for your family history charts!  Send in your information for a free consultation today!

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Annual Favorites 2020: New Things to Do with Your Family TREES

 We have so many creative customers who are inspired to display their genealogy.  Last year we had so many ideas that included trees, that we had to make them a separate category for our Annual Favorites. Show off your family TREE! 

This design is actually one of our blank chart designs!  But we placed all the information on his tree for him.  Love those misty trees!

We just loved this watercolor tree as the background for this chart!  Such a nice way to display your descendants!

This was a lovely tribute from children to their mom.  What a nice gift!

Don't want to be super obvious with an actual tree?  These subtle leafy branches could do the trick.

This one was a fun one to create!  Pictures, colored box fields, and of course, the tree!

This one is just simple and clean and so lovely.  We loved the simple tree and leaf shapes.

We still have one more installment of our 2020 favorites!  Stay tuned. 


Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Annual Favorites 2020: Understand and Display Your Tree Better With Color Coding

 More beautiful charts!  This time we focused on some of the beautiful color coded charts we helped create last year.  Color coding can really help organize your information and show how family lines are arranged.  Take a look at these!

What a lovely descendancy chart, color coded according to each couple's descendants.

Color coding for each couple!  This one was a fun one to work on.

This one was so lovely!  Color coding divides the ancestors according to their ethnic heritage.  We love all the pictures and the subtle map as the watermarked background.

This chart includes the descendants of four families, with color coding for certain family members.  A clean, beautiful arrangement!

So many people on this chart!!  Color coding helps with the organizing of lines, the longest of which was wrapped to avoid unnecessary white space.

We love the color coding for each generation in this one!

This one was so fun to create!  Each family member includes their ethnicity estimates, to compare their DNA test results.  What a great idea!

This one includes everyone in the file, with color coding and enhanced lines for clarity.  Beautiful!

Can you believe we have even more charts coming??  Next up: new things to do with your family TREES! 

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Annual Favorites 2020: Direct Line and Relationship Charts

 Installment Number 2 of our Annual Favorites from last year include Direct Line and Relationship Charts!  These were such a pleasure to create, and wonderful representations of family lines.  As always, we asked permission to share these charts, and changed names for privacy.  Here we go!

Um, I don't know about you, but being related to Pocahontas is basically the coolest.

This one shows the couple's children and both of their direct heritage.  SO many photos and a clean, simple arrangement!

A direct line to George Washington??  Awesome!  I also love the formal fonts used, which fit the theme.

This one is an All-In-One Chart, showing aunts, uncles, cousins, and everyone else in the family!

So many famous ancestors in this one!  Direct lines included with short stories about each person pictured.  This one was pretty incredible.

Stay tuned for our next post of our 2020 Annual Favorites!

Monday, February 22, 2021

Annual Favorites 2020: Big, Beautiful Pictures

 It's that time again!!  Time to show you all the amazing charts we designed for people in the past year.  At the end of each year, we get together and pick our favorite charts (there are a lot this year!).  Then we ask permission from our customers to share them, and change the names on their design (for privacy).  And here they are!  

Our first group of favorites all include big, beautiful pictures!  It's always so fun to have charts with pictures.  It's so nice to put faces with names!

This one has so many pictures!  We loved how it included both descendants and ancestors of the couple.

The client who ordered this chart had a great experience:
"My experience with Family Chart Masters was extremely positive.  Karli Ledkins was outstanding in the assistance she provided.    My wife and I highly recommend Family Chart Masters."  💚

The old photos on this one are my FAVORITE!  Look at those mustaches and hats!  Also love the simplicity and clean lines.

This one is so simple, and so beautiful!  I love the symmetry.

We love how BIG these photos are on this chart!!  Usually we have to make them so small, but we were able to fit some good sized photos on this one. 

I just love the arch of photos above this fan.  Such a lovely arrangement.

And the winner for biggest pictures goes to this one!  With added descriptions, color coding, and the subtle map in the background, this was a fun one to create.

Coming up next: Direct Line and Relationship Charts!