While designing the top down view of my paternal and maternal family trees, I realized that my father’s life overlapped my mother’s life even before they met. Born near the same time and living in a common generation but separated by geography and circumstances. I’m certainly glad they met!
Every Family has a Beginning
It’s very obvious but still fascinating to put people together in time. Their marriage and our small family is only part of many unions and many families. The two trees together show my close and distant cousins from both my mother and my father. The overlapping time between my fathers family and my mothers family is what brings me into this world. These concentric lines intersect at what I will call the “confluence of current time”.
What events create the circumstances of my parents joining together? How did our family begin? I look at a similar confluence of time when my wife and I began our family. We’ve heard from our son that he and his soon to be wife are pregnant and we will be grandparents! I wanted to see those greatly important unions in our lives on a graph showing how we all fit together.
The Confluence of Current Time
Occurs where two flowing times join together to form a single channel – in our case it is time flowing from the beginning of two separate generations (your grandparents). Using maternal and paternal trees, each radiating time, they intersect at common decades or the “confluence of current time” (when you were born) (c) copyright.
The dark line along the 1960 decade from my maternal tree on the left intersects with the dark line along the 1960 decade from my paternal tree on the right. At the confluence is my birth date. I wouldn’t exist without my parents, nor they without their parents. Time flows like water, so confluence is an appropriate term. Current time is your existence.
I hope you are as interested in your unique family. I would like to help you create a family tree personal to you that you can share. Adding artwork and design which reflects your family events, time, style, geography and history makes it all the more exciting. Please call me at 4029437516. Let’s make some artwork together!