|Family Tree Fan Chart for a Scrapbook|
Family of Robert Paul Geiszler, Jr
I discovered the fan chart for displaying genealogical information, and I love it. It's different and pleasing. It's not always the best option, but it this case, I really like it.
I chose to use three different colors for the fan chart. The key person, Robert Geiszler, is in the tan color. The fraternal Geiszler line is in green. The maternal Zumstein line is a light blue. All of the these colors where taken from the overall color scheme for the album.
After the names were in place, I had a decision to make. Should I include the dates? Should I include embellishments and photos? I decided that for the purpose of the scrapbook that a dateless fan chart would be fine. I have other, more detailed family trees, in my family history books that are not in the scrapbook format. For the goal of this scrapbook, the names would work fine.
However, I did feel that the fan page needed something. I decided to include photos of young Robert in the upper right corner. I included his parents photo in the bottom center. The fraternal family photo would be on the left of the couple. The maternal parents were on the right. The only embellishments I used were frames for the photos and tag labels. I felt that anything else would distract from the purpose of this page. So, less can often be more.
|Family Tree Page with photos around the fan chart.|
At the time I created this heritage scrapbook, I didn't have a photo of George Geiszler and Evaline Peak in their youthful years. It would have been a nice compliment to Helen and Bob's engagement photo and Victor and Clementine Zumstein's wedding photo. After I printed the album, I was blessed to receive a photo of George and Evaline in their young adult life. Someday I will have to update this page
Hopefully the past few weeks of Heritage Scrapbooking Tips have inspired you to include a family tree in your scrapbook. And now you can see two examples I have done and why I did them the way I did them.
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