Sunday, March 09, 2008

Legacy Charting Software is Great! But...

Like a lot of other folks, I've been playing around with the new Legacy charting software this week. Just for the record, I think it's really cool. My favorite feature is the DNA charts. Did you notice that you can create a chart that will display your maternal line? (Just in time for National Women's History Month!) I had been playing around in Legacy Family Tree trying to figure out how to tag all those that I share my mtDNA with and along comes Legacy with charting software that will display it all beautifully for me! (The pink boxes are those that carry the same mtDNA.)

Thanks Legacy! I'm a happy girl!!

Except for one thing...

If I got my mtDNA chart printed out it would be in the neighborhood of 12 feet long. What would I do with it? What do people do with wall charts? They are too big to frame, although I have the perfect wall to hang it on if I could find a permanent way to do so. The only use I can think of is to tape it to a wall in a rental hall if you were having an indoor family reunion. Does anybody have any other ideas for displaying a wall chart?


  1. My sentiments exactly.

    What will a "big one" cost? They don't say, of course.

    I haven't experiemented with the DNA colors - good job.


  2. OK, I checked my very reliable source for printing costs here in the Detroit area (aka my husband, who is in the biz) and the charge is roughly $10 per square foot for a wall chart. So my chart, for instance, would be roughly 2ft x 12ft and would run in the neighborhood of $240.

    I can get mine done for free, but I don't know what I'd do with it if I did have it printed.