Follow these four steps to get your lineage chart:
1. Order your chart, making the initial deposit or base payment of $40 by credit card, check or money order via our Initial Payment page.
2. Prepare a file with the data for your chart, following these specifications, and email it to us as an attachment.
3. An email will tell you when your draft chart is ready. Review the chart and consider my comments and suggestions (if any); if changes are needed or desired, specify them (and this step will repeat).
4. Make your final payment when satisfied with draft chart, following the instructions in the email announcing the draft chart.
Chart preparation timetable: One or two weeks after you order a lineage chart and supply the chart data, a first draft of the chart will be placed temporarily on the web for you to review. After you review this draft, you will supply any desired changes (in a few cases there may be several successive sets of changes before a customer is really happy with the chart). After you pay the remaining cost of your order, a final version will be prepared relatively promptly and placed on the web for copying (and printed and shipped to you, if desired).
Pricing for color lineage chartsNote: the table below can help you estimate the cost of a chart. The actual cost of the chart will be computed from this table (using the fixed price package option if it is applicable and gives the lowest charge) and reported to you when you are given a draft to review. The draft will be a medium-resolution PDF file; a similar file can be supplied for the final version of a chart (at no extra cost), and a web version of the chart can be prepared (contact us for cost). A fine-art quality printout adds $24.00 to the cost.
If you want an additional chart that is almost identical to an already-prepared chart, the base cost of the additional chart is $6.00, and there is a charge of $6.00 per generation or illustration for revising generations or illustrations (plus, as applicable, the cost of printing and shipping). Thus, for example, it is inexpensive to create charts for children, siblings, cousins, etc.
The printed portion of a chart is usually approximately 7.5" wide. Here is a sample, both full-size and at 25% reduction. This chart can be framed using a 12" x 36" mat; the content of the chart is approximately 7.5" x 31.5", and the mat opening is 1 5/8" from the edge on each side. (Wider charts can be arranged on an individual basis, e.g., to accommodate wider illustrations; extra-wide charts may be somewhat more expensive.)
Illustrations can be scanned for a customer at extra cost. Image research or enhancement and biographical or genealogical research are also available at additional cost. (Contact us for details.)