When I created my father's family history scrapbook, he had passed away. So the final layout of his scrapbook would have to focus on how his life came to an end. My father, Robert Geiszler, died in Las Vegas, NV after attending a pageant.
|Closing page for Robert Geiszler's Heritage Album|
Family History Scrapbook page uses: Death Certificate and Funeral Program
My mother provided much of the details for the written portion of dad's layout. I also incorporated the program from his funeral service and his death certificate. I want to have my heritage albums include the vital documents in a flattering way. To top off the layout, I included a photo of my father in his latter years.
Normally I would add some type of title to every scrapbook page. However, since this page comes at the end of dad's album, I felt the years 1946 - 2004 in a metal book plate was enough title for the page. The content clearly indicates what this page was about.
I added a few metal accents to anchor the items to the layout and the page was complete.
Depending upon the artifacts you have from a funeral, you could include other items. If this was a longer scrapbook project, you might have created a two page layout and included more from the service. Just remember the scope of your project. If it's your first heritage scrapbook, keep your page count small so that you will actually complete the project. Generally this will be a one page layout.
I would love to see some of the end of life pages you have created that include genealogical documents such as funeral service programs or death certificates. There might me other items that you photographed that I haven't mentioned. I would love to see how you incorporated them in your layout. Feel free to share a link in the comments section so we can all benefit from seeing your work. \