Important Notice!!!

Praise the Lord! After 6 weeks or so of dealing with medical facilities, we are finally back in our own home. David's foot is looking much, much better. There are still a few hurdles to cross, but he'll make it.

Please bear with us as we get adjusted to being home again and get back in the swing of blogging again.

Thank you for continued prayers!!!

Also, if you'd love to help cheer him up since YouTube has decided he is unworthy of monetization since his isn't a huge channel, please subscribe to his YouTube channel and watch the videos. That would really make his day! He has to have at least 1000 subscribers and 4,000 minutes of watch time within 30 days in order to be able to keep the monetization option.

03 April 2016

Colorful Family Birthplace Chart

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!


  1. I love your "butterfly effect", great idea! It would make awesome wall art. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Thank you, too, for sharing this idea and for commenting here. :)

      Have a blessed day!


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