At our family reunion this summer, we had a “family tree gathering” on Monday night. Each family selected a story about one of our ancestors and created a skit about it. We all wore costumes, brought props, and performed the skits. In between each skit, I pointed out on the picture pedigree who the story was about. It was a memorable night!
My picture pedigree chart made using PowerPoint
This picture pedigree was inspired by the 5 generation family photo chart on TreeSeek.com. It’s FamilySearch.org certified, so I just logged in with my username and password and TreeSeek downloaded my family tree, including the portraits of each ancestor. You can also upload a gedcom file to TreeSeek if you don’t have your family tree on FamilySearch.org. At first I wanted to use the picture pedigree chart that TreeSeek generated for me, but I couldn’t customize it. I finally just made my own using PowerPoint.
Picture pedigree generated by TreeSeek.com
I printed the picture pedigree chart using the Staples Copy and Print service. For this particular chart I decided to go with the oversized color prints option on white photo paper, size 24″ x 36.” It was $23.99 and I just picked it up in the store when it was ready – which was the next day after I placed the order.
The most popular chart on TreeSeek is their large fan charts. This nine generation black and white fan chart was printed with Staples Copy and Print as well. I did the black and white engineering print option on blueprint paper, size 36″ x 48.” It was $7.79. I thought it was a great deal!