Family tree chart poster with blank spaces to print personal history in your handwriting, get 2 with each order, gift idea for families.

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$15.60
+ $5.50 shipping
$15.60
+ $5.50 shipping
In stock
Preparation takes 1-2 business days
Arrives from the United States

Features
Handmade
Made in Waconia, Minnesota

Item details

Family tree poster is an illustration art print (2-for-1). Two decorative family tree posters arrive with blank spaces for you to finish this piece of art by filling in your personal family history. Examples are shown to represent how completed family tree looks with genealogy information. Artistic illustration prints include a large oak tree with bark textured branches, leaves, acorns, woodcut style sun and clouds, detailed butterfly, silhouettes of squirrel, birds, boy and dog running in a meadow—all arranged in an aesthetically pleasing, balanced drawing. The art could be described in so many ways—retro, vintage, antique, old world, art nouveau, art deco, woodland, folk, traditional, historical, primitive, rustic.

Special buy 1 get 1 Free Family Tree
Order 1 to get 2.
Order 2 to get 4.
Order 3 to get 6.
Order 4 to get 8.

Free Shipping on larger quantities of Family Tree Charts. This deal is available only when you contact me to request a “custom listing”. I will send you a special link to order from. Minimum is 5/10 in USA and International minimum is 6/12. Please request the custom link before ordering because this offer is not available when ordering from a standard listing where shipping is automatically added. Time varies from a few minutes to a day or so for your custom link to be created and sent to you.

The listings in the Family Tree Section http://www.etsy.com/shop/FreshRetroGallery?section_id=7206830 are the same product. A different photo has been selected for featured photo position and wording may vary slightly.

Special listing with free shipping for a set of 33 charts which record up to 11 generations at https://www.etsystudio.com/listing/63987573/family-tree-chart-genealogy-set-for-up?ref=shop_home_active_12

FreshRetroGallery’s family tree provides the ability to chart ancestry of six generations in 63 spots.
1. One child or group of siblings at the bottom of the chart. My example shows my children on the bottom, brother Nathan and sister Laura.
2. Two parents—one mother, one father—that is me, Elizabeth and my husband Stanley on the sample.
3. Four grandparents (of Nathan and Laura on sample)
4. Eight great grandparents
5. 16 great great grandparents
6. 32 great great great grandparents

Many people will have quite a few unknown blank spots because of lost records, but that is okay! The important thing is to write down what is known now, before it is forgotten. Future generations will appreciate knowing about their roots.

The sample shown has a couple of "patches" glue-stick-added for seventh generation information known. Some extra paper will be included with your order which can be used for this, for corrections or for tube-banding purpose.

The illustration includes blanks to write information:
name
maiden name (listed on maternal side only)
born
died
married (listed on fraternal side only)
resided (listed on fraternal side only)
extra space to add miscellaneous tidbits of information

To fill mine out, I gave a blank family tree chart to my mother and another one to my mother-in-law and asked them to fill in as much as they knew. I took both charts and filled in the other half from the information on each others chart. This left me with two complete charts—one for each of my children. I found additional information after asking my grandmother's cousin about a trip she, her daughter, mother and aunt took to Europe where they learned about our heritage and found places where our ancestors lived. My mom had written down that it took eight weeks on a ship when they immigrated to the United States of America and I've always thought it was fascinating that my grandfather’s life ended when he was struck by lightning while he was farming with horses, so I included that extra information on my chart.

The sample shown in the pictures dates back to early 1800s in Norway and Germany. You will be surprised what you can learn when you ask elderly people in your family about their childhood and lineage. It is a fun process. It is interesting to consider there were no airplanes or cars, so traveling on the ground took much longer. During research to fill out the family tree chart, I discovered the places where my line of descent lived prior to their final destination and about trials they endured. I also learned about the homesteads of my grandparents who farmed the land when they reached North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota.

Many men and women enjoy recording family history as a remembrance of loved ones and to pass on to children and grandchildren. Positive benefits of understanding sacrifices others have made for us—it gives us a sense of responsibility, self-esteem and courage to make changes. Try collecting information to satisfy those questions of where you came from. It is inexpensive because references are available through loved ones, internet, churches, governmental archives, historical societies and libraries. It is a good way to connect you to your past. Genealogy is considered by some to be the fastest-growing hobby in the North America. Search websites for genealogy and you will see that millions of people are interested in finding ways to locate family or friends with whom they had lost touch. It is world wide and crosses cultures and faiths.

USES and IDEAS for CHARTS
Bring to a family reunion to display or use as a group activity / party favor—see my family reunion invitation that coordinates with the charts: https://www.etsystudio.com/listing/222278161/family-reunion-invitation-you-print?ref=shop_home_active_1
Use as a pseudo guest book at your wedding or baby shower
Frame the family tree as a work of art and historical record to display in your home along with photos and memorabilia.
Simply roll up a blank family tree and tie a wired ribbon around the rolled tube to give as a gift to the hostess, baby shower, mother/father-in-law.
Mail or give them to your friends and relatives for special occasions such as wedding, new baby, birthday, anniversary and Christmas gifts for men and women.
Write an autobiography and keep the family tree with the story of your life.
Fold the chart and insert it into a photo album, scrapbook, journal.
File it with other historical documents for safe keeping.
Roll it and place it, as home decor, among a grouping of family keepsakes.

IDEAS for RESELLING
Display the full family tree in your physical antique store, gift shop or boutique. Put rolled trees in an attractive container. Roll each chart into a tube shape and wrap the center with a piece of gift wrap or create a paper label that has your company name and price. Tape or use a decorative sticker to hold the label band, gift tag or business card around the rolled family tree without taping directly on the family tree. Rolling makes for easy transport and is gentler on the item than a rubber band. The paper is fancy, so a simple wired wide ribbon bow looks great with no need to wrap first.

SIZE of chart is 19" x 13". Blank border fits in the rabbet opening of a frame. Frame is not included. If desired, a quick "19 x 13 frame" or "19 inch resin poster hangers" web search will lead you to a variety of styles available—from an inexpensive poster frame to an elegant natural or painted wood frame to any color and finish metal picture frame. An antique frame and bevel cut matting would also be an excellent choice.

PAPER COLOR OPTIONS: Natural (original) and White (new 2018) parchment-style papers have neutral “cloudy” look where parts are slightly lighter and darker. The elegant paper exhibits a touch of class with a light, tactile vellum finish which is easy to write on to complete the work and make it your own. Wausau Paper® Astroparche® 60 lb. text stock is elementally chlorine as well as acid- and lignin-free for great quality that doesn't deteriorate. Along with these family tree charts with blank patches, my handmade journals, blank stationery for my clipart designs and gift tags are cut from large parent sheets to avoid any waste. They are FSC® certified and meet the mark of responsible forestry and Green Seal™ certified and contain 30% recycled post-consumer fiber.

HAND-WRITE or PRINT your own information on the chart’s blank spaces. This gives it a personal touch and makes them a great keepsake of your handwriting as well as the information. A sharp pencil or the Pilot Precise Rolling Ball Extra Fine or similar brand pen works nicely. They are usually done either in pencil or in black, but it could be done with other colors, too. Some people write down the information on a separate sheet of paper first, for a draft, before writing it on the chart. I designed the art in Adobe Illustrator®, so I was able to use the software's type-on-a-curve feature for my samples, but this custom service is not available.

Comes with FreshRetroGallery gift tags.

The charts are often given blank as gifts so the recipient can fill them out. One woman bought several of them which she planned to use as a group activity when her family got together for a holiday.

Is this a gift for friends and family who live far away? Put the recipient’s address in the “ship to” area upon checkout. You may leave a note to personalize your gift with a note. Even if you skip that step, I won't include price information.

Professionally printed on an offset press where the vector art is reproduced with solid, crisp sharp edges. The finished product has a classic and refined look.

Artwork is copyrighted. Digital images may not be saved and used without permission. By purchasing this item you agree not to make copies or reproduce it. Only original family tree charts can be distributed.
© Elizabeth B. Knaus.

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FAQs

I can’t split a pair that comes as a single order quantity. If you want to me to send to two locations, please order one set for each address; use a separate order for each so you may set up the proper shipping address in each order. Or, I can send one set to you for you to split, re-package and re-send to two different locations. Mailing tubes are available at most USPS offices and stores which sell office and shipping supplies.

Your order will be sent by USPS the least expensive way possible. Standard shipping and handling prices are low because optional services are not automatically included unless you choose to add them through upgrades during check out. For other special arrangements or questions, please contact me prior to placing your order.

I'll get back to you as soon as possible; usually within about 2 hours, 7 days a week; at least, within 2 business days. Auto-reply is set up during vacation when noted. FREE SHIPPING on Family Tree Charts and Family Tree Notebooks is a deal available only when you contact me to request a "custom listing". I'll send you a special link to order from. Minimum is 5/10 in USA and International minimum is 6/12. Please request this before ordering because the offer is not available with a standard listing where shipping is automatically added. Thank you for purchasing large quantities for: • wholesale-to-resell-retail gift shops or boutiques • personal gifts, reunions or party favors • genealogical groups or societies • educational projects

Orders received before about 3 pm CT/CDT are usually processed the same day M-F; weekend orders on Monday. On occasion, 2-day processing is required. Visit You > Purchases and Reviews to check order status, view the receipt and track packages. Shipping transport via First Class USPS are estimates, not guaranteed. Please double check your shipping address before checking out—it has taken 14–32 weeks for undeliverable packages to be returned to me. 8-week USPS delays can happen (rare)—we don’t know why. Express Mail upgrade is guaranteed in USA for select items; please contact me BEFORE ordering to find out the cost and have me set it up for you if you don’t see the option during checkout.

Multiple quantities of the same or similar items will arrive together in the same package. Multiple items which don’t fit well together are sent in separate packages which may not always arrive on the same day. Special combined-shipping price in the event that multiple items are purchased at the same time will automatically be calculated in the shopping cart. Shipping includes postage, packaging and handling. I reuse boxes and packaging materials as much as possible. Please contact me before you order if you have questions.

Standard First Class International Mail used for light packages such as Family Tree Charts normally takes 6–10 days to most locations worldwide after the 1- or 2-day processing “shipped date”. Heavier packages normally take 1–3 weeks, however, some may be delayed as long as 10 weeks. These delays do not happen often, but it can happen. The reason(s) for delays which can occur in United States and International Postal Service is unknown. Some delays may be due to customs legislation where your package may be opened for inspection. Shipping upgrade to Express Mail International service for a set of family trees normally takes 3–5 days to most destinations after the 1- or 2-day processing “shipped date”. Tracking is not available outside USA.

Yes, it’s sensible to have gifts sent direct! Please use the gift recipient’s shipping address for accurate delivery. Optionally, you may include a gift note during check out. I don’t include detailed price information in any package I send; however, International orders require the US dollar price on the outside of the package on the Customs label.

I can’t split a pair that comes as a single order quantity. If you want to me to send to two locations, please order one set for each address; use a separate order for each so you may set up the proper shipping address in each order. Or, I can send one set to you for you to split, re-package and re-send to two different locations. Mailing tubes are available at most USPS offices and stores which sell office and shipping supplies.

Your order will be sent by USPS the least expensive way possible. Standard shipping and handling prices are low because optional services are not automatically included unless you choose to add them through upgrades during check out. For other special arrangements or questions, please contact me prior to placing your order.

I'll get back to you as soon as possible; usually within about 2 hours, 7 days a week; at least, within 2 business days. Auto-reply is set up during vacation when noted. FREE SHIPPING on Family Tree Charts and Family Tree Notebooks is a deal available only when you contact me to request a "custom listing". I'll send you a special link to order from. Minimum is 5/10 in USA and International minimum is 6/12. Please request this before ordering because the offer is not available with a standard listing where shipping is automatically added. Thank you for purchasing large quantities for: • wholesale-to-resell-retail gift shops or boutiques • personal gifts, reunions or party favors • genealogical groups or societies • educational projects

Orders received before about 3 pm CT/CDT are usually processed the same day M-F; weekend orders on Monday. On occasion, 2-day processing is required. Visit You > Purchases and Reviews to check order status, view the receipt and track packages. Shipping transport via First Class USPS are estimates, not guaranteed. Please double check your shipping address before checking out—it has taken 14–32 weeks for undeliverable packages to be returned to me. 8-week USPS delays can happen (rare)—we don’t know why. Express Mail upgrade is guaranteed in USA for select items; please contact me BEFORE ordering to find out the cost and have me set it up for you if you don’t see the option during checkout.

Multiple quantities of the same or similar items will arrive together in the same package. Multiple items which don’t fit well together are sent in separate packages which may not always arrive on the same day. Special combined-shipping price in the event that multiple items are purchased at the same time will automatically be calculated in the shopping cart. Shipping includes postage, packaging and handling. I reuse boxes and packaging materials as much as possible. Please contact me before you order if you have questions.

Standard First Class International Mail used for light packages such as Family Tree Charts normally takes 6–10 days to most locations worldwide after the 1- or 2-day processing “shipped date”. Heavier packages normally take 1–3 weeks, however, some may be delayed as long as 10 weeks. These delays do not happen often, but it can happen. The reason(s) for delays which can occur in United States and International Postal Service is unknown. Some delays may be due to customs legislation where your package may be opened for inspection. Shipping upgrade to Express Mail International service for a set of family trees normally takes 3–5 days to most destinations after the 1- or 2-day processing “shipped date”. Tracking is not available outside USA.

Yes, it’s sensible to have gifts sent direct! Please use the gift recipient’s shipping address for accurate delivery. Optionally, you may include a gift note during check out. I don’t include detailed price information in any package I send; however, International orders require the US dollar price on the outside of the package on the Customs label.



    Reviews
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    (93)
    Ordered as a gift for my father, he loves it!
    Jul 23, 2018 by Elisabeth Rigsby
    Great for organizing family lineage
    Jul 10, 2018 by amy nilles
    Jun 25, 2018 by Kay Greenwood
    Jun 23, 2018 by Jennifer Barton
    Feb 18, 2018 by Michele Chavis-Eastland

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