[bksvol-discuss] Re: Family trees in children's books

  • From: Valerie Maples <vlmaples@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2012 11:51:28 -0800 (PST)

Thanks, Sue!  It was a tough decision, especially for a kids book, but I 
they could read names of interest if really interested.

Keep up with Nichole's recovery:

From: Sue Stevens <siss52@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Sat, January 21, 2012 7:47:54 AM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Family trees in children's books

My head is spinning, but you did a fantastic job in my opinion!  
Sue S.
From: Valerie Maples 
Sent: Friday, January 20, 2012 11:29 AM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Family trees in children's  books
  Please let me know how  my final description was.  I ended up  with this:
[image: Family tree showing five generations with parents Daniel  and Patience 
as parents at the top. They had two daughters, Martha and Ruth.  Following 
Martha's side, she had a daughter, Patience, who had a son, Tom, who  had a 
daughter, Patience. The second sister, Ruth, had a daughter, Grace, who  had 
three daughters, Sarah (mom to Timothy and Priscilla), Susan (mom to  
Sarah-Jane) and Jane (mom to Titus). This chart shows that second Patience and  
Grace are first cousins, Tom is a second cousin to Sarah, Susan, and Jane, and  
the third Patience is a third cousin to Timothy, Priscilla, Sarah-Jane, and  
Is that understandable? Valerie

Keep up with Nichole's recovery:

 From: Judy s.  <cherryjam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Thu, January 19, 2012 2:12:41  PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss]  Re: Family trees in children's books

One way I've used successfully is to take each parent, and then do  two 
charts, one for the mother and one for the father that are at the  'start' of 
the family, using the technique I came up with to describe pedigrees  and 
ancestor charts for Bookshare. smile.

Since I used the mathematical  models invented to describe the "pedigrees" of 
royalty (can you believe there's  an entire area of research devoted to that? 
grin) it works well for describing  family trees, as long as you break them 
way into what are really 'lineage  pedigrees' or ancestor charts.

Here's a link to the page in the volunteer  manual on how to describe pedigrees.

If  you need any help with it, email me or give me a call and we'll see if we 
can  figure it out together.

I'd better throw in a caveat here, although it  doesn't apply to Valerie. 
The page and the technique are designed for  sighted volunteers. So, don't 
your time reading this page in the volunteer  manual unless you're sighted.  It 
needs sight to use the technique because  you have to look at an image of a 
specialized kind of graph in order to turn it  into an easy-to-understand 
written description of the information in the  graph.

Judy s.

Valerie Maples wrote: 
Hey, folks!
>I have a short children's chapter book (about 70 pages) with a portion of    a 
>five generation family tree (through third cousins of two sisters from same    
>parents) and I have no idea how to describe or annotate it since it is a young 
>reader's book.
>Suggestions greatly appreciated!
> Valerie  
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