Thursday, May 5, 2011

Organizing Family History Step 2

Moving on to STEP 2

If you are a new beginner  following #1 in yesterday's blog and you have been able to jot down some names, dates, and places, then you are ready to learn how to correctly enter this information on a Pedigree Chart.

So here is the correct way to enter in your information:

Name: Mary Anne Organizer
Birth:  5 May 2020
Place: Chico, Bowie, Oregon, United States
Marriage: 25 Oct 2040
Place:  Rockville, Washington, Ohio, United States
Death: 2 Jan. 2080
Place: Sutherland, Clark, Washington, United States

It isn't hard, it's just different, and before long you will have it down perfectly.
   a. After you have practiced that a couple of times then I want you to go up to the PDF file I have
inserted in my blog today and print out a blank Pedigree Chart and fill out as much information as you can about yourself and put that information on the middle left hand line
numbered 1.
   b. Continue to fill out information about your Dad on the line
above your line on the left side of the page, numbered  2 and your mother's full name using her MAIDEN name instead of her married last name and put it into 3 which is down below your name on the left hand side. Can you see it?

That should be enough until after the holiday. This will be a good time to take this chart with you if you are going to visit family members and have them help you fill out the rest of the chart. Its a little tricky to find the correct lines to put your family members on, but just follow the numbers and you will be fine. Here is a CLUE: Always make sure that the MALE name goes on an even numbered line, and the FEMALE name goes on the odd numbered line. Got it??? ........Good!
Let me know if you have any questions and tell your friends to come and do it with you.
Bye for now.
Grandma SueBee

Blank Pedigree Chart


  1. I love that my first 5 generations are organized - thanks so much for all your help. Looking forward to the packet for the next generations.

  2. Welcome to the Geneabloggers family. Hope you find the association fruitful; I sure do. I have found it most stimulating, especially some of the Daily Themes.

    May you keep sharing your ancestor stories!

    Dr. Bill ;-)
    Author of "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories" and family sagas
    and "Back to the Homeplace" and "The Homeplace Revisited"