A few weeks ago a genealogist named J Paul Hawthorne started a trend that was making the rounds on Facebook and genealogy blogs quite heavily for a week or so. He created a pedigree chart that only shows ancestor’s birth locations. I was busy writing my posts about my great Uncle Darrell and didn’t make my chart until yesterday.
I have a lot of colors on that chart. Lots of variety in birth places. I’m considering taking it back a little bit further on my dad’s side to get it back to the countries of origin.
I am fascinated by this new visual way to consider my ancestors.
Have you made a chart? You can find an excel template in this post. I created mine using google docs.