Friday, July 25, 2008

Making beautiful wall charts

Reading my blogs this morning, I was geneasmacked by Janet Hovorka's guest post titled "July 25 - Friday from the Collector's" on footnoteMaven's Shades of the Departed blog.

If you don't read any other blog post this week, read this one. Please. What a beautiful display of family tree charts!

Janet and her husband, Kim Hovorka, own the Generation Maps business - the web site is They call it "The Next Generation of Genealogy Charts" and it certainly appears to be! Janet also has The Chart Chick blog which has content beyond creating family tree charts. Janet and her company are extremely creative, and are very willing to work with their clients to produce a high-quality chart.

I've thought about creating family tree charts using a service like Generation Maps, but I haven't followed through. Christmas is only five months away, and now I'm thinking about who I could gift a family tree and what photographs I have that could decorate those family trees. One problem I have is that I don't have pictures of some great-great-grandparents.

Are you reading footnoteMaven's blog, Shades of the Departed on a regular basis? It's all about photographs and using photographs in your family history research and documentation. fM writes several blog posts each week, usually with a weekly theme. They are always thoughtful and interesting posts.

Are you wondering about "geneasmacked?" Look up gobsmacked in Google - "geneasmacked" in my parlance means "genealogically astonished."

1 comment:

footnoteMaven said...


Thank you so much for highlighting Janet's article on Shades. Like you I was geneasmacked (love the word, you are full of them).

And thank you so much for your kind words about Shades. I love photographs and the family connections.