Family Tree Charts
After inputting the information to my Ancestry.com data base, I copy the information to the eight Family Tree Charts. These charts are organized using my four grandparents and Linda's four grandparents:
Tree #1 - Campbell - Jim's Paternal Grandfather
Tree #2- Hearin - Jim's Paternal Grandmother
Tree #3 - Andrews - Jim's Maternal Grandfather
Tree #4 - Mims - Jim's Maternal Grandmother
Tree #5 - Presley - Linda's Paternal Grandfather
Tree #6- Huffstetler - Linda's Paternal Grandmother
Tree #7 - Walcott - Linda's Maternal Grandfather
Tree #8 - Leatherman - Linda's Maternal Grandmother
The 8 grandparents are the central characters for each tree (like the trunk of a tree). From them, I built the tree upward (like the branches of a tree) for their descendants, and downward (like the roots of a tree) for their ancestors. There are 6 levels to each tree as follows:
Level 1 - Descendants of 1st great-grandparents (b. recent to about 1900)
Level 2 - 1st to 5th great-grandparents (born about 1900-1750)
Level 3 - 6th to 10th great-grandparents (born about 1750-1600)
Level 4 - 11th to 15th great-grandparents (born about 1600-1450)
Level 5 - 15th to 20th great-grandparents (born about 1450-1300)
Level 6 - 21st great-grandparents to Adam & Eve
(FYI, the great-great-great-grandparent would be the 3rd great-grandparent).
Most of our ancestors that immigrated from Europe were our 10th great-grandparents around 1600. The Tree Charts usually stop at the 4th Level except for a few narrow pathways of interest such as the ones going back to Adam and Eve. This 4th Level is where I am currently (as of December 2021) working and have a long way to go to finish it.
These tree charts can be downloaded from the website page entitled "Family Tree Charts". They were made using PowerPoint, then converted to pdf format to allow you to access them without having the PowerPoint program. The latest revisions are uploaded to this website usually every Friday.
After a chart is downloaded and saved, you can print them out in a book form or splice the levels together end to end. You can use the hyperlinks shown on the charts to jump to another website or someplace else. Any text on these charts that is underlined is a hyperlink. If you click on one of these, it will take you to:
A connecting Page in the next Level above or below,
A Life Summary within this website,
An Ancestry Pedigree in ancestry.com,
An Ancestry Profile in ancestry.com,
A Person's Name will take you to that person's story in another website.
Sample Family Tree Chart showing Level 1, 2, and 3.