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New: Custom Family Trees in a Modern Style

25 April 2013 Leave a comment
Typographic Family Tree in a modern style

Typographic Family Tree in a modern style for sale at my Etsy store

Today I created a new pedigree design.  The design and relations are completely typographic, and I think it gives it a very modern, trendy look.  I created two versions: the pedigree seen above, and the pedigree with children seen below.  I personally prefer the pedigree without children as I think it’s a more attractive looking print, but I have a feeling the one with children will be more popular.

I have set up an Etsy shop where I will create a pedigree of your choice using the template I created.  Head over and check it out!  I’ll be creating more designs and adding them as I go.

Typographic Family Tree with Children in a modern style

Typographic Family Tree with Children in a modern style

Colorful circules pedigree

Colorful circles pedigree


Added Maps

14 October 2011 Leave a comment

I have added a maps section to let others see/use the maps I have created for genealogy.

The first one focuses on Philadelphia. When I was researching my Donaghy, Cassidy, and McPeak families, so many of the addresses no longer existed. It was pretty clear where an address like “416 N 23rd Street” would be in the grid system, but it was also pretty clear that that address no longer existed. So, with the help of a railroad map and directories, I tried to reconstruct the area around the current Philadelphia Art Museum. See the Spring Garden, 1858 map.

The second one is not completed, but part of it is. It’s a map of the Moores who were enumerated as living in New York state in early censuses. Right now, it has the 1790 census and a few other pieces of information. My plan is to also do the 1800, 1810, 1820, and 1830 federal censuses. See the Moores in New York Censuses map.


14 February 2011 Leave a comment

The purpose of this blog is to use for my personal genealogy research. It’s a good way to keep track of what I’m working on and what I’m thinking whilst conducting my research and thinking things through. It will also (possibly) provide feedback or hints from people who are conducting similar research and stumble across my information. It’s also a way to publish some research notes that may not necessarily be of use to myself, but may be useful to others.

I do not publish my pedigree publicly on the web, but I do use The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding (TNG) to store my data. This blog will also be helpful to share some modifications to that software I make. I’m currently working on some modifications that stemmed from the desire to use a WordPress layout as my TNG design…that itself is pretty straightforward if you’re familiar with WordPress, but I’m also working on modifying the individual pages to make the information display more to my liking.

Although I did create a blog category entitled “Work in Progress,” everything in this blog should be considered a work in progress.

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