My map of ancestral pools just dumped all my maternal families into one pool. I decided that really wasn’t helpful as it stripped away the fact that these families were from six villages with most of them being from one village.

So I color coded it by village of origin. That reminded me which portions of my Ostfriesen pool were from the same village and which ones were from others. The thing I need to add is something showing the relative position of these villages and how close (or far away) they are from each other. That matters as well.

But is there some chart or organizational method you use where color could help?

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  1. This is a great idea. I love using colours in my research to help show groups and patterns, but hadn’t thought of doing this one.

    • Jane, Thanks for that suggestion. I have thought about it in the past, but it might be time to revisit it.

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