My grandparents on my dad’s side have spent a lot of time and effort researching the family history – from our genealogy to the anecdotal stories which make your distant relatives real to you. It hasn’t been just them either. I don’t know how many family-groups share this enthusiasm for genealogy and family trees, but may as well be an Olympic sport to us. For one, there is the Prall Family Association complete with DNA testing. There is a 546-page book on the subject – and yes, I am in it. Anyway, my grandpa keeps a large poster-size chart of the “important people” in our family tree – namely our immediate family and then the European tree (William the Conqueror, Constantine, Alfred the Great, kings, queens, etc). After Moriah and I were married she was added to the poster document and he had a copy printed for us. Ever since then I have wanted to digitize it and put it up online.
Anyway, click the “Draw Family Tree” button below if you would like to see my family tree. It will take a few seconds to draw everything out and then you can click & drag around. It starts centered on the bottom bit – my immediate family, but go up and you’ll soon hit the giant block of European history. The colors are loosely based on each family’s originating flag or crest. Known/approximate dates are posted below the names along with any titles that person held.