Thanks to J. Paul Hawthorne for creating this idea that went viral in the genealogy world the past two days. While I’m a day behind others, I still wanted to share this great idea with all of you.
The idea is to create a spreadsheet chart showing birth places for our ancestors. It’s been a lot of fun to see everyone’s colorful charts and see all the various locations.
Here’s the link for the Five Generation template to create your own chart. AND, thanks to Pat Richley-Erickson (Dear Myrtle) we also have a Six Generation template to play with.
Here they are. Both my birthplace chart and my husband’s.
You can clearly see the Michigan theme in mine, as well as Scotland and Ireland. Those red blanks are the brick walls.
Here is my husband’s chart. New York and Pennsylvania stand out. But even more startling when you see it in living color is all the red on his mother’s side. I’ve worked and worked on locating those families, but have had no luck thus far.
Thanks again to J. Paul Hawthorne for this wonderful exercise.
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