If that's the case in your world, then you'll want to consider creating a scrapbook about your family history. The goal of your efforts is to make your ancestors real to your relatives. I'll bet made of your family members have a more captivating story than Snow White and her Dwarves.
As you create your scrapbooks, keep a few things in mind:
- Use copies of your photos and documents in a traditional (paper) album. Scan or photograph items for digital scrapbooks.
- Have a focus for your album: The Life of Grandma Irene or People Named Dague
- Keep your project small in scope. Don't bite off more than you can chew.
- Include mini family trees on a page so people can see relationships
- Include a timeline layout
- Less is More. Keep your focus on the photos and the stories rather than the cool embellishments
- Include documentation in your layouts (such as wedding certificates and birth announcements)
- Keep one color scheme throughout your album so the pages feed into each other
- Keep stories and facts brief. Use books and blogs to share more in-depth stories.
Now others will suggest there is no right way to make a heritage album. I disagree to some extent. While each heritage album will be different, I believe a family history album should flow nicely. A heritage album should tell a story rather than jump around to random events and stories. Cinderella is a great book to read again and again because each page flows into the one after it. A family scrapbook should be no different