The Barber family infographic

Combining my love for genealogy and infographics – yes! it’s a genealogy infographic.

I’d been looking for an excuse to combine my love for infographics (small chunks of information delivered as graphics) with my love for genealogy, and now I’ve achieved it. Here’s my first attempt at combining the two.

Using the data buried in my Reunion10 Mac software (see Reports > Statistics), I’ve managed to pull some key figures from the data I have against my maternal Barber family in a bid to make genealogy that little bit more interesting for those relatives who nod and smile when you start talking about ‘the tree’ and hand them a print out showing names of people they’ve never heard of. Maybe this format will help capture their interest and give them some interesting/quirky facts to remember.

An infographic showing Barber family data
An infographic created using my Barber family data.

I had quite a bit of fun making this, so will probably create some more in due course.

Click the image if you want to see a larger version.

Author: Andrew Martin

Andrew Martin is a British author, family historian, tech nerd, AFOL, and host of The Family Histories Podcast.

8 thoughts on “The Barber family infographic”

  1. Love the idea!
    Data may not be as accessible but longest and shortest marriages could be added. Also of interest to many people are the geographic distribution of a surname and the original meaning. (Barber may be obvious as an occupation, but sometimes the obvious is wrong, eg. coward from cow-herd).


    1. Thanks B.G, glad you liked it.

      One of the tricks with infographics (and challenges really) is deciding what to leave out. I have data on things like most common age of death, month of birth etc.. and I could probably have raided the likes of Ancestry for distribution data. Deciding on how best to display it can also be a task too.. so i thought i’d have a go, and put it out there for feedback.

      Thanks for stopping by, and for commenting – much appreciated 🙂


  2. Andrew, I would love to know what you used to make this infographic! I LOVE IT! I need to do this so maybe my family will show at least a LITTLE interest in what I’m working so hard on 🙂


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