I am working on writing, Our Brown Roots, the history of my paternal grandfather’s family & its many leaves & branches. The book includes maps, charts and photographs.
I try to use charts to illustrate relationships with in our family. Because I have studied these families for such a long time I understand how they are connected. However, my readers will not be familiar with all these people.
In the book I am writing, I have included a chart at the beginning of each Surname Section. Each chart shows the connection from my paternal grandfather to the branch of the family in the section.
These Pedigree Charts are made with my Family Tree Maker program. They are the same but I am able to highlight the branch being studied.
This chart shows how my grandfather connects to the Smith family.
Note: In the book, I use no colors in my charts, maps or photos because color printing will be too expensive for the length of the book and number of copies I would like.