One way to share your passion for genealogy (or anything) with your friends
FABulous Jack! What a delight. I especially like your observation about using its visual presence to spark conversations about family history with others. I've been kind of inspired by new tools out there to create virtual whiteboards for family trees and photos. They're cool and portable, but certainly don't have that power to dominate a room that something so beautifully hand made does... Bravo, dude!
What an incredible way to honor your family story! As a Duke alum and someone who works at Ancestry, I love the investment of time you put in to discover and now share your history.
I Love it! Keep it up Jack! I’ve traced my American roots to 1690 in Virginia and one branch dates back to the 16th Century Austria – so much fun! Wish we could time travel! Enjoy your opportunities at Duke- it is a very special place! Ironic, I have Palmer relatives from NC too :) -S. Tedder, MD (BS- Trinity ‘88, MD ‘92)
Great work - I'm not surprised to hear you have looked for that - we have to face our pasts for sure - I have hope to hear that you have begun that work already.
Crazy thing only recently happened and it will offer you a "Degrees of Bacon" kind of project: Angela Davis - the Black Panther - just found out on the PBS Show Finding Your Roots - that she is related to your ancestor William Brewster.
Keep up the good work - shining light is always a good and sobering thing to do!
I love that you created this visual and that you have all of this information about your own family. Thank you for sharing it with the community.
What software and other tools have you found most useful for documenting and displaying your genealogy?
Wonderful work here - and obviously you are a fruit of that 11 generations.
I would be interested in seeing, within your family tree, the slave holders and numbers of slaves that each of your ancestors were and held.
Not to invoke any guilt but to recognize soberly the abilities of wealth gained by exploit that carried you all the way to Duke.
It is amazing work you've done.
I am looking forward to seeing your linking plan going from bottom up and the use symbols or perhaps dotted lines.
Amazing. I only know my grandparents who were Armenian Genocide survivors and they passed when I was very young. I do not know any other family or family tree. You are so fortunate and I really really appreciate what you have done here and I am certain you will develop more. Best to you. Would like to hear all about the people, places, etc as well --- cheers
One of my favorite videos of yours of all time!