Family Tree Gal

Family Tree Gal
Carolyn Calton welcomes YOU!


In every home, frame a family tree to help strengthen your posterity.

Welcome !

I am committed to acknowledging connections throughout the generations--past, present, and future--and igniting a sense of extraordinary family purpose in individuals in THIS generation. Let me help you discover your "roots" as well as strengthen the "branches" of your family tree. If you have had painful experiences in your family line, then this is the blog for you! In fact, all of us will see that as we strengthen ourselves, we strenthen our entire FAMILY TREE through the power of our positive influence.

Monday, July 28, 2014

4 Generations of Adoption

My mother was an adoptive mother, I am an adopted child, my daughter is a birth mother and her son was recently adopted.

 If you'd like to read about our experience with open adoption, please click the link.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

F* R* E* E* Book Give-away

Hello everyone,

Moving to UT has had it's challenges, but one of my delights in moving here has been to associate with Jennifer Jones Smith.  We have attended a couple family-oriented conferences together, and it's so nice to have a delightful, new professional friend and colleague.

I want to tell you about her new, soon-to-be-released book, 12 Weeks to Greater Peace, Joy and Love in your Family and let you in on how you can get your F * R * E* E* copy by participating in this Give-away

12 Weeks to Greater Peace, Joy and Love is a great family guidebook that will head you in the right direction if your desire is to  transform challenging relationships into loving ones.

Jennifer's book is laced with poignant stories, motivating quotes and poems that make a point, so it is not dull reading. (I even contributed to the chapter in Week 12- Fortifying Defenses.)

Yet, because I work with TODAY's ChangeMakers (men and women who do not give up on creating positive change in themselves, their families and family lines--in spite of obstacles), I always ask myself when reading a book, “Is it relevant TODAY?" 

I knew my part was relevant because, in my contribution, I talk candidly about examining our traditions in the light of eliminating those that are unhealthy.  "Out With the Bad.  In With the Good". TODAY's ChangeMakers know that if our traditions are uplifting and edifying, we tend to feel strengthened and view the family as important, loving, and a place we want to be. If our traditions are full of put-downs, sarcasm, and prejudices, we have little or no desire to participate in them again, or we begin to pass on unhealthy traditions to new generations because of the modeling in our own family of origin.

So now the book is complete and ready to launch soon, and the answer to the question, "Is it relevant TODAY?" is "YES".  

Jennifer  does a masterful job of including timely advice, with chapters on “The War at Home” and “Who’s Breaking In and Stealing”. I appreciated that she doesn’t skirt the issues of addictions and bad habits, but addresses them head-on.

With over twenty-seven years’ experience in marriage, parenting and child development,  Jennifer also offers simple, yet profound wisdom on these essential topics:

* Empower yourself with greater self-love, self-compassion and confidence.
   (Remember peace on earth and in the family begins with “me.”)
* Infuse love, joy and respect into your marriage and family relationships.
* Increase harmony among your children and success with chores and homework.
* Transform the feeling in your home by building unity with an uplifting environment.

If you think owning your own copy of 12 Weeks to Greater Peace, Joy and Love  would benefit you and your family,


The winner will be chosen at random on February 1, 2014 and will be notified by email. Winner must respond by February 7, 2014 to claim the book, and be sure to include a mailing address !

To enter the give-away (US residents only), please do these THREE things:
1)  The way I will know you entered is when you leave your name and email on my website in the box at the top right of the page that reads JOIN the QUEST.  In the space that says "Nice to Know", type the words BOOK GIVE-AWAY.  You will then automatically receive a link to download a free 8" x 10" 2-generation family tree print as my automatic gift to you for entering.  (If you've already JOINED the QUEST, send an email to letting me know you want to enter the giveaway..)
2)     Please make a comment in the comment section below, stating one of your biggest challenges as a parent or member of your family line and what you have done (or need to know) to meet the challenge.

3)  Get sneak peeks about this book, download 4 Empower Your Family surveys, learn about the $160 in bonuses available on launch day, and be the first to know when "12 Weeks to Greater Peace, Joy & Love in Your Family" is available by visiting and leave your name and email in the box (in the body of the main text) that says YES! Send Me the Surveys...

It is my hope that you WILL experience more peace, joy and love TODAY and everyday.

To your happiness,

P.S. One of the bonuses will be an incredible Telesummit featuring 6 experts addressing issues and challenges that families are facing.
Some of the topics for the Whole Heart Family Telesummit are:
*Teaching Children Self-Government through Positive Guidance
*Life is a Journey - Gratitude and Forgiveness
*Healing Yourself & Your Family
*Being an Epic Lover to Your Spouse
*Marriage on Purpose: 4 Keys to Success
*Porn Addiction: There is Hope
The Telesummit experts will share valuable tips, stories and gifts to empower your family with greater peace, joy and love.

It's IMPORTANT and required to go to this link AFTER purchasing your book on Amazon to CLAIM YOUR BONUSES on February 5th, 2014.

Note: Carolyn Calton (formerly Carolyn Murphy) is founder of Family Tree Quest  and co-founder of Healing Your Family.  She writes messages of INspiration to TODAY's ChangeMakers™--people who refuse to give up on creating a bright and beautiful future

for themselves, their families and family lines. She knows that "Healing Yourself IS the way to Heal Your Family and Family Line" and believes in each individual doing their best to return to well-being (healing) at all levels:  physical/mental, social/emotional, and spiritual. 

You can also find her at:
    (Heaven's Whisper by Carolyn Calton--God-centered messages of INspiration.)  (NEW.  Please join for updates and information for all of TODAY's ChangeMakers)   (TODAY's ChangeMaker MOMS Who Make a Difference--for spiritually-centered or spiritually seeking MOMs)
This site is for informational and educational purposes only.  I am happy to provide the information.  Each individual is responsible for what they do with the information.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a digital download of Jennifer Jones Smith's book for purposes of this review.  I do not get paid by her for writing this review or promoting her book. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR,
Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”