i’ll never forget stumbling upon an old family tree when rummaging through my grandfather’s above-garage storage space one day. i was really young, but remember staring at all the bonney names listed and marveling at the types of names people had and the elegant handwriting that wrote each one. ever since i’ve been dying to find an original copy and frame it at home, but lately have been tempted by something slightly more modern. so when i saw these pieces from vermont designer jen o’neill i had to smile.
jen started researching her family history when she became a mother, but couldn’t find a contemporary way to display the genealogical information she uncovered. so she decided to start “my tree and me” a business she runs that designs and customizes modern genealogy charts. each piece is a custom giclee print of on acid free watercolor paper, but there’s also an option to purchase a blank pre-made chart to fill in yourself. the older i get the more i appreciate the history behind both sides of my family, and designs like this are a great way to honor the people that shared your name years, decades and centuries before you. click here for more information on ordering a modern genealogy chart from jen.