Saturday, April 28, 2012

A Tree of a Different Variety

There have been many family trees created over the long recorded history of my ancestors. Some doubled as scroll genealogies, but most were the traditional vertical tree with heraldry.

A number of years ago, I decided to make one of my own. It would be different. I wanted something that I could divide into manageable sections so the numerous branches of my family could focus only on their line if they chose. I also wanted a living document that I could change without too much effort. What I ended up with was a 5 page interactive PDF document with color coded male birth order, a line thread and links to blog posts. One day I hope to convert the tree into flash with embedded bios, portraits and heraldry. I have included some screen grabs below. If you would like to see the original, please don't hesitate to contact me.


  1. The color coding and everything is beyond me, but I really like the nice, clean design of what you've put together. I'd love to see a sample someday...

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