This is a first-ever maternal paternal family tree of this type. I have combined both my Frecker family and my wife’s Meng family together. Two trees growing together. We hyphenated our names when we were married in 1981. All of our children also had the name Meng-Frecker. Her family is larger than my family but our grandparents were both born about the same time, in 1920’s.
Our trees each begin with our grandparents. These are living family trees and so both ancestors and living relatives show. Living Family Trees are for personal use as artwork in your home. The timeline is shown radially from the beginning of each family, and using a scale of 20 years per radial inch. Her grandparents had six children, many of whom also had children. Mine had four with fewer children and fewer grandchildren. I’ve divided the spaces for each of grandparents children into a branch, which also divides into further branches.
Both trees grow to the year 2020 where we are now in the “confluence of current time”, a phrase I’ve named to define the time of overlap. See https://familytreetops.com/living-family-trees/ for the Marty McFly explanation of this and https://familytreetops.com/the-confluence-of-current-time/ for a little more on the idea. These two trees overlap but I’ve trimmed out the overlapping time circles to make the graphic more readable.
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