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the Journal

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Order Information   

You get the big chart, along with the Journal and the instructions for the 200-Year Challenge in the $25 Family Tree Starter Kit  

All items are printed in full-color in the USA

Size for the big chart is just over 3-feet wide x just over 2-feet tall

38” x 25" (96.5 cm x 63.5 cm)   

The big chart comes folded to 9.5” x 12.5” (24.1 cm x 31.8 cm) for easy storage

The Journal is 16-pages and measures 8.5" x 11" (21.6 cm x 27.9 cm)

The Welcome Letter (instructions) is 8.5" x 11" (21.6 cm x 27.9 cm)

The envelope is 10" x 13" (25.4 cm x 33.0 cm)


Includes the big chart, the Journal (shown above), and the Welcome Letter (instructions)   


  • the big chart - shows you 200-years of your family history on 1-sheet of paper

  • the Journal -  "master list" that has the major details of 124 of your Direct Ancestors

  • Welcome Letter - instructions on how the 200-Year Challenge works

  • Fancy Envelope - makes for a good gift, and for keeping your chart and Journal safe

Click HERE to order your $25 Family Tree Starter Kit

The Journal is the "master list" that has the major details of 124 of your Direct Ancestors


You will have this Journal next to your computer whenever you're researching

You get both the Journal and the big chart

in the $25 Family Tree Starter Kit 

About the Journal 

This Journal will really help you with your 200-Year Challenge!


The goal of the Journal is to get the major details of your 124 Direct Ancestors into one-place, so that you can easily refer to it and cross-reference information as you make other discoveries from dozens (or hundreds) of other databases.

It is setup as a color-coded spreadsheet and is very intuitive to follow – each of your Moms and Dads have their own number, a “relation” code and even the number for that person’s Mom and Dad.  

There is plenty of space to write the details for each person, with large boxes for making notes.

The Journal also includes a sample of the big chart so that you can easily see how the numbering system works.   The numbering system is called the Ahnentafel System (German for “Ancestor’s Table”), which has been used for hundreds of years.


The Big-3 research websites and software programs all use this system.  Learning this numbering system will make your research super-easy to track “who belongs to who” and how everyone fits into your family.

Here are a few sample pages :

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