A Surname Christmas Tree

A most distinguished genealogy blogger, Randy Seaver, issued a challenge to show him a Christmas tree made of our surnames.
This is a tree with all my direct ancestors:

I created a custom report in Family Tree Maker 2014 that included only the name of my direct ancestor.  I exported that list to Excel, removed the first & middle names, removed the duplicates, 'spruced' it up in Word and here it is!

Thanks, Randy, for the idea!


  1. Great tree! Guess I'll get busy on one, too. Thanks for the ideas!

  2. Love how your tree turned out, especially the touch of tinsel.


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