Thursday, June 21, 2012


Genealogy 101 is written to help those who are starting their tree climbing.  It uses a system I have found helpful during the last 50 years of tree climbing myself.  Squares and Circles I call it.  It helps give a visual picture of the family tree.

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Friday, November 4, 2011

New Blog : Cadwallader Jones

For those who might still be following this blog...I am starting a new blog titled: Cadwallader Jones, My Heart's Blood. Will try to tell his life story using the concepts in Genealogy 101-1o3. If interested, the blog is:

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Sunday, March 13, 2011


There continues to be those who join this blog as followers. Would like to start some sort of discussion regarding the geneogram as a tool for genealogy. Any one give it a try? Any one have comments? Give it a try.

Monday, February 21, 2011

A Big Picture

Using squares and circles have been discussed in this blog. A few examples have been given. The following figure is a "big picture" of how this method can be used to present your family. It is part of my family tree put together over more than 50 years of genealogy. I have also used a color coding system to keep the family lines separated. I have also used a coding system which is present in my blog You can enlarge the figure by clicking on the picture. The small numbers are references which document each individual.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Using Squares and Circles

For those who might have an interest, there are examples of my family tree using the squares and circles as described in this blog. Use which will take you to my blog on the JONES surname. My JONES descent from the tribe of Tudor Trevor is started here. Any comments?

Sunday, January 30, 2011

A Welcome

A welcome to all those who have become followers of this blog. Please try the squares and circles and see if they help in your own tree climbing. Believe it or not, there is genealogy outside of the Internet! Any problems or question please post and we can start a conversation. Ge-ne-al-o-gy 201 and 301 are intended to be a follow-up of this blog. Good tree climbing!