Now my Christmas Tree Project is complete, or as complete as it is going to be for the time being, it is time to think about what I am going to do next with it, apart from stop calling it the Christmas Tree Project.
I like having a visual representation of my ancestry, so I think I will probably carry on and try to fill in the next row of ancestors. These are my 5 x great-grandparents, and I already have 69 out of 128 identified with varying degrees of detail.
There are of course many details still to fill in, some of the details I have are quite sparse, and there are more ancestors still alive at the time of the 1911 census to be found than I previously thought.
Three of my 4x great-grandparents are still missing, and one wife still has no maiden name, so finding those are a priority.
Finding my 5x great-grandparents however is not going to be top priority, I will probably be focusing more on specific branches and families in specific locations next year, rather than trying to find all of that generation.
Now I know how to get a chart printed, and how straight-forward it is, I will try and get it updated on a regular basis, perhaps every couple of months, tweaking and fiddling with the text in the boxes and fine tuning the layout as I go along.
I didn’t get a lot of family history done this week, what with Christmas and my final week at work. I am worried that me family tree chart is not going to be ready, I only have two and a half days left to get it printed.
- Add some headshots into my family tree chart
- Create a PDF of my family tree chart and get it printed
Anything else that I manage to do during the week will be a bonus, but I am not expecting to have much spare time. However I do want to start looking ahead to what I am going to do next year.
My Christmas Tree Project has thrown up some quite interesting situations, that need further investigation, plus of course there are still three of my 4x great-grandparents that are missing, those will be quite a challenge to find.
Week 51, that must mean it is almost Christmas and my Christmas Tree Project is not completed. Everything this week needs to be geared towards getting it completed. It doesn’t help that I didn’t get much work done on it last week or this weekend.
- Create the headshot photos and the ‘blank’ headshot photo, and link them to my ancestors.
- Make sure I have text scheme for the ancestor’s boxes on the chart defined and showing all the information I want.
- Carry on filling in the missing gaps. There are not many more that I can do from home, but I could do with spending some money on the 1911 census but that will have to wait until after Christmas.
- Check with the print and copy shop that they will be open next week and they can print my family tree in time, otherwise I am going to be in trouble.