An excellent way to learn about your own family history is to create your own pedigree chart. Even if you're copying the information from another chart, the process will help you to think about the people whose names you're copying.
You may find holes on your pedigree chart that spark your curiosity and send you searching for new information.
You may find that you're named after one of your ancestors!
Since every one of us has many, many ancestors, we find that using a BIG piece of paper, like a poster, is a great way to make your own pedigree chart. Check out some of the poster pedigrees we've made: