Randy at Genea-Musings has a weekly challenge: Saturday Night Genealogy Fun. This week he was inspired by Leslie Ann at Ancestors Live Here blog and her Wordless Wednesday Surname Tree.
I thought it might be fun to do a Christmas tree with all the surnames of the Dorfprozelten emigrants to Australia. I’ve included the spouses’ names where they married a Dorfprozelten person who also emigrated. I didn’t include any spouses who were married in Australia but came from elsewhere. Where the surname is repeated in more than one family I’ve added a number. This doesn’t include all the children unless they travelled separately from parents, or were children of an earlier marriage. Hmm, I should have added another couple of Zöllers but I won’t go and redo it now.
I used Tagxedo’s automatic shape options, and font selection. It makes for a quick image but you have no control over where the names occur or the size of the font for any particular name (at least as far as I’ve figured out). I’ve added the decorations using Photoshop and they do look a little dodgy but fun to try out.
Happy Christmas to all the fellow members of the Dorfprozelten Diaspora, wherever you live. Don’t forget if you have Dorfprozelten ancestors you can join us in the Facebook Dorfprozelten Diaspora group (just ask to join).
I’m also curious whether any of the other Dorfprozelten descendants have Bavarian Christmas traditions which they’ve inherited down the generations. If you have, why not tell us all about them by commenting on this post.