I was interested to read about sun charts, a new product from MyHeritage for displaying family trees. I have seen circular charts displayed at the Genealogical Society of Victoria and thought they looked very elegant, but they were hand drawn and it looked like a lot of work.
In the 1990s a cousin arranged for a de Crespigny family tree to be drawn up by hand. It is very elegant but clearly a lot of work, not only in compiling the research, but also in arranging the branches of the tree and all the descendants.
This morning I signed up to MyHeritage and uploaded a gedcom. The process was easy and efficient.
I have generated a couple of charts and I have had them printed up at OfficeWorks. It was only $4 per A0 sheet and I am very pleased with the results.
The next step will be to add photographs to the tree at MyHeritage as I think this will make the charts more interesting. I haven’t got pictures for everyone but I have quite a few.
|This chart is of the descendants of Claude Champion de Crespigny (1620-1695) my eighth great grandfather. 12 generations are shown in the one chart.|
|This chart is just of the Australian branch of the family, that is the descendants of Philip Robert Champion de Crespigny (1817-1889), my 3rd great grandfather.|
This is one of the three sheets of the family tree drawn up in the early 1990s