Last night as I was going through the Google blog reader, I came across one of the many genealogy blogs that I follow (Roots, Branches, and a Few Nuts) and discovered a fun idea. Beverly had created a family tree chart displaying the birthplaces of ancestors with each state or country being a different color. They got the idea from their friend J. Paule Hawthorne. A link was also provided where one could get the templates to create their own chart. These templates can be found at Genea-Musings.
Here is the chart for David's family and mine. My family is represented on the left side and David's on the right. I was trying to go for a butterfly illusion. I still have some work to do on that!
As is obvious, the majority of our family is from South Carolina. I found it funny that my lines were border jumpers, hopping back and forth over the South Carolina-Georgia border over the years. In my family, there were only two direct ancestors from states other than Georgia and South Carolina for the 5 generations displayed. David's entire paternal line through his second great-grandparents were born in South Carolina. His maternal line was all over the place! We have to go back to his second great-grandparents generation to find our first immigrant ancestors. His maternal grandmother's maternal grandparents were from Austria.
I think this would make great and colorful wall art. What do you think?
Have you ever done such a thing for your family tree? If you have, please share a link so that we can all see.
Have a blessed day!