Here is your assignment, if you choose to play along (cue the Mission: Impossible! music, please!):
1. The DNAsleuth (Ann Raymont) created a 7-in-1 chart showing seven generations of ancestors on one page several weeks ago. See her blog post at https://dnasleuth.wordpress.com/2020/09/01/7-gen-1-sheet/ target="_blank". In her post is a link to her Word document if you wish to use it.
2. Linda Stufflebean's husband, Dave, took the concept a step further and created an Excel template for the 7-in-1 chart. You can download Dave's file from my Google Drive at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1s7rTacxacWVCWxUEWq5pAArJCv8mCZWT/view?usp=sharing. Linda's completed chart is at https://emptybranchesonthefamilytree.com/2020/09/using-excel-to-display-7-family-generations-on-1-sheet/ (I opened it to "Editor" so you can download it and work with it).
Here is an image of the blank 7-in-1 chart:
3. The challenge tonight is to fill out your 7-in-1 chart and show it to us. I used the spreadsheet, added the ancestor numbers while adding the names (starting with 1 = me, 2 = father, 3 = mother, etc.). I added the names and birth/death years (if known) for the first seven generations. Then I colored the boxes by birth place by countries and saved my chart as an XLS file. I then saved my chart as a JPG by using the Windows Snipping Tool to create the image. This task took me an hour to complete, so plan ahead!
4. Show us your 7-in-1 chart in your own blog post or in a Facebook post. Please leave a link to your creation in a comment on this post.
Well, mine isn't nearly as well filled out as Randy's.
I filled out the cells with names and birth/death years, as Randy did, but I have a lot more unknown names than he does. I also color-coded the cells by country; my color code is at the bottom of my chart. I made a screen capture of the image using the native Mac OS capability, which automatically saves the image as a JPG. I'm not sure how legible the image is, though.
I was doing well through the 3x-great-grandparents, but I pretty much fell apart on the 4x-great-grandparents. Notice the entire right side is full of unknowns? The left side isn't much better.
Ah, well, just more inspiration to continue my research, right?