Family Tree – Part 2

Okay, so maybe I’m into this hobby a little more than I admitted. Today I had our tree printed on a large format plotter. It’s 5 sheets total or 3 feet by 13 feet. This one includes all 580 family members I have recorded to date.

Here it is layed out on our sunroom floor, as I don’t have 3’x13′ free wall space. Jess, the boys and myself are in the lower right hand corner.


When visiting home in a few days I hope to add a few more names. One such person is Aiden Mc Cabe. My mom meet him this week for the first time, he’s a cousin of my great grandmother Angela Quinn (Mc Cabe). At the young age of 93 he’s the oldest member on my side of the family that I know of.

Family Tree

I started working on my family tree several years ago. To date I have 580 people entered with the oldest James Hoey who was born in 1798. I’m 5 generations from him, his great, great, great – grandson.

I tend to go at the tree in spurts and as we are heading across the pond in a few weeks I decided to do a little work.


Here’s my evenings work. This is only 3 generations or 194 of 580 in our tree. What you are looking at is 48 8.5×11 sheets or 98″x48″. The whole tree would be 300 8.5×11 sheets and we don’t have a wall big enough to hang it up! Our immediate family starts in the lower left corner.

I created the tree using a app called MyHeritage. The app is free but if you want to publish online (over a certain number of people) there is a charge. Go here to visit mine.