Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: Your “7 Generations in 1” Chart

Time once again for Saturday Night Genealogy Fun on Genea-Musings with Randy Seaver.

Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music, please!):

1. DNAsleuth (Ann Raymont) created a 7-in-1 chart showing 7 generations of ancestors on one page several weeks ago – see her blog post at https://dnasleuth.wordpress.com/2020/09/01/7-gen-1-sheet/.  In her post, there is a link to her Word document if you wish to use it.

2.  Linda Stufflebean’s husband, Dave, took the concept a step further, and created an Excel template of the 7-in-1 chart.  You can download Dave’s file from my Google Drive at   https://drive.google.com/file/d/1s7rTacxacWVCWxUEWq5pAArJCv8mCZWT/view?usp=sharing.  Linda’s chart is in https://emptybranchesonthefamilytree.com/2020/09/using-excel-to-display-7-family-generations-on-1-sheet/.

I have to thank Dave, my husband, for creating this template and, since I did my own table last week, I’ve created one to show the birthplaces of his ancestors.

His was a lot more work because (1) I’ve identified more of them through 7 generations and (2) they moved around a lot more than my family did!

Color Legend:

California – lavender
Oklahoma – red
Missouri – light blue
Texas – orange
Tennessee – yellow
Kentucky – rose
Arkansas – light green
Virginia – gold
North Carolina – aqua
Ohio – purple
New York – brown
Pennsylvania – bright green
Maryland – sky blue
South Carolina – blue-gray
Unproven birth places – white

Thank you, Randy, for going with this 7 generation in 1 chart for SNGF this weekend.

2 thoughts on “Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: Your “7 Generations in 1” Chart”

  1. Ah, now I see why your birthplace coding was more complicated. You broke it down by state, whereas Randy and I just did countries. That probably wouldn’t have changed mine very much, though, as most of my family members were born in New York or New Jersey.

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