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The Parenteel Lenssinck-Bongenaar is a genealogical project that took nearly a year to complete. It is not so much about design, as it is about finding a solution to order and display the information about a 1000+ descendants in this family tree. In such a way, as for people to be able to easily find their way in this 230-page work.
Early 2016 a distant uncle who had passed away left me a long list of names and a last wish. The list, descendants of J.H. Lenssinck (1745-1824) was to be published. But the files were not only incomplete, they were extensive text files; impossible to navigate. Few illustrations, old photos, were available to make the publication interesting.
I decided to use only the data from the near complete generations, 8 in total. I split up the different branches of the family at the 3rd generation and gave each a colour - magenta, yellow, cyan. Then I tried to fit 3 generations on two oblong pages. Having 3 generations together was important in order not to loose the overview.
Key generation was generation 5, the one of my great-grandfather. This generation lived roughly between 1860-1950 which meant that most of them had their picture taken. The challenge was to find pictures of all members of this generation.