The skilled calligraphers who will prepare your tree require information from you, including personal preferences and the names and dates that will appear in the tree.
How many generations/people? Artistic Calligraphy can work with trees as small as three generations, or as large as 10 generations. The gallery at the top of this page includes images of an EasyGenie family group sheet (3 generations) as well as a large print six-generation chart, which has spaces for 64 people.
Note that the more names, dates, and other information that are included, the higher the cost will be and the longer the chart will take to prepare.
A smaller standard chart such as a Family Group Sheet (8.5 by 11 inches, two pages) can be completed within a few weeks and might cost $300.
A larger format chart like the large-print six-generation pedigree chart (17 by 22 inches) with all 64 names included might cost $800 and take 6 weeks to complete from the submission of final data. An even more complex chart, such as the nine-generation fan chart with several hundred names will take more time and result in a higher cost.
Preferred style? Are you looking for a standard pedigree chart or fan chart showing the ancestors of a single person? Or are you looking for something custom that includes children, special annotations, or special types of paper or ink? During the initial consultation with Artistic Calligraphy these options can be discussed.
Source data? Ideally, a hard copy of all of your genealogy data will form the basis of your artistic tree. You will need to provide a legible handwritten, printed, or PDF version of the tree containing the names and other information to be included. If you want to provide a link to a digital tree, there will be an additional charge for extracting the data required for the artistic tree. Names, dates, and locations should be spelled carefully since the spelling you submit will appear in the final chart.
Printouts from software programs are one possibility. You can also prepare the data using the fillable PDFs from EasyGenie, which let you type data into the PDF, save it on your computer, and send it to Artistic Calligraphy.
The data you provide will only be used to prepare the calligraphy, and will not be publicly shared or posted.
Time considerations? Calligraphy is an art form, and the process cannot be rushed. Once you, the client, has gone through the initial checklist (see below) and have discussed the project with Artistic Calligraphy, there is a period encompassing several weeks or months as the calligrapher prepares the tree.