Notes from the past…


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The Chart Chick at work!

Shades of the Departed has a really neat Friday From The Collectors post today! Chart Chick Janet Hovorka of Generations Maps has presented some examples of the type of genealogy charts that Generations Maps can produce, and they are awesome! These are not the usual descendent or pedigree looks. Janet has incorporated old family photos into these very distinctive charts to create some really spectacular images:


“This lady focused on the family of 7 girls and one brother down the center right of this chart. To their right are the parents and grandparents. Then for each of the 8 children, she did a separate chart where she enlarged one of the 8 children, added that child’s spouse(s) and then put their descendants to the left. She added wedding, group and house pictures at the bottom right for each family…”

My own favorite is Janet’s matriarchal line:

Janet has presented some really great gift ideas, and Christmas is only 152 days away!


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A fellow blogger dies

This from Tim of Genealogy Reviews Online:

“Worlds Oldest Blogger” Dies at 108

Olive Riley, known as the worlds oldest blogger, died this past weekend.  Born in 1899, Olive posted regularly on her blog titled All About Olive for about a year and a half (the blog is currently not working).  Since that time, she’s posted over 70 entries where she shared stories about her life over the last 108 years.  A temporary blog, set up by a friend of Olive’s, has her last (74th) post and actually announces her death.  Since her blog is not working right now, here’s a link Olive’s blog on the Internet Archive showing posts from Feb 2007 to Aug 2007.

Like Tim, I also wish I knew of this lady’s blog before she died. Sounds like an amazing woman!