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Offline kmo

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Re: drawing up family tree on paper??
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 15 December 04 12:57 GMT (UK) »
Instead of wallpaper use Lining Paper. It's sold at the same places as wallpaper and come's in the same size rolls, but is around the same weight as printer paper, so you can feed it through an ordinary printer. Cut  the width to the maximum width your printer will take. Then go into page setup and tell your printer that the page is 10 metres long ,or whatever. Then just feed the roll in as it prints.
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Re: drawing up family tree on paper??
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 15 December 04 15:51 GMT (UK) »
Just make sure it's in a very safe place when you start decorating !

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Re: drawing up family tree on paper??
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 15 December 04 16:18 GMT (UK) »
A completely different option would be to download you tree from GenesConnected and send it to one of the specialist printers to get it printed.
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Re: drawing up family tree on paper??
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday 15 December 04 16:56 GMT (UK) »
What do you do with the ancestors you have not found? Write them in invisible ink?
Southern or Southan [Hereford , Monmouthshire & Glos], Jenkins, Meredith and Morgan [Monmouthshire and Glos.], Murrill, Damary, Damry, Ray, Lawrence [all Middx. & London], Nethway from Kenn or Yatton. Also Riley and Lyons in South Africa and Riley from St. Helena.
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Re: drawing up family tree on paper??
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday 15 December 04 18:56 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

We split our tree into my ancestors and my husbands.  Our children are at the bottom of both trees and the branches then spread upwards.  The two trees are then lines up above each other and it makes it less like a strip of wallpaper and more picture shaped.

For each family traced back we only listed their children and didn't put on the lines that come down from all the sibblings.  This made it less complicated.  For those we do not yet know we have put ??? instead of a name.  We will get the tree re-printed when we have managed to fill some of the gaps.

We also chose to limit how far back we went so that the tree isn't lopsided.

We now have our work framed and up in for all to enjoy.  It really is a conversation piece.

Sue
SCOTLAND: Scotland, Morrison, Bonnella, Third,
LINCOLNSHIRE: Bell, King, Emerson, Leesing, Canty, Cutting, Fox,
GLOUCESTERSHIRE: Antill, Onslow, Crook, Jenkins,
LANCASHIRE: Hall, Mayson, Dearden,
WILTSHIRE: Sloper, King, Willis, Stockwell,
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Re: drawing up family tree on paper??
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 19 December 04 15:15 GMT (UK) »
I have drawn up two trees on paper, it comes to the size of four broadsheet newspapers.

Another idea is to 'draw your tree on a spreadsheet like Excel.
Start at the top and put each person in a box and link each family with a colour,changing the colour for each generation.
With this you can go on forever.
When you come to printing in A4 you can jiggle the tree around so there are no cutoffs.
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GAUNT N Staffordshire,GAUNT Manchester.GUY,Shropshire, BARTLEY,Salford, Lancs, NEVILLE,Salford. PHILLIPS,Staffs, MAYER,Staffs,COSSAR,Berwick, E and Mid Lothian and Argyll. HIGGINS,Glasgowand Dunoon,Argyll.GALLAGHER,Argyll,IRISH,Herts.

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Re: drawing up family tree on paper??
« Reply #15 on: Friday 07 January 05 13:49 GMT (UK) »
I'm fortunate that my brother is a land surveyor and in his office there is a machine that normally prints out maps/charts on enormous sheets of paper.  So he has very kindly put details of our mother's and father's family trees on disc, then printed them out into HUGE trees, which he either rolls into a tube or carefully folds to send through the post to me.
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Re: drawing up family tree on paper??
« Reply #16 on: Monday 10 January 05 22:47 GMT (UK) »
yes thats a very good idea. Most of the copy shops in most towns will print out at least A1 width. Find out where the local Architects go to get their dyelines and acetates printed out. Phone first and ask what file format it needs to be in and whether they prefer your file on a CD or floppy disk. If your lucky they may accept a USB pendrive

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Re: drawing up family tree on paper??
« Reply #17 on: Monday 10 January 05 22:58 GMT (UK) »
Got to say I wouldnt be without my computer program

Its hell of a lot easier when you make mistakes to go back and correct them and mine prints out a tree from the information. At the moment its running to 25 sheets of A4. I do think it could perhaps lay it out a bit better but as I can also pull it up on screen I dont have to print it out each time I want to check something

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