The topic of family history albums can turn a lot of people off. It shouldn't. Once you know what you can do, heritage scrapbooks become just as enjoyable as scrapbooking your current family. Click the Heritage Scrapbooking tab above, you can find all of the pages that I have written about.
One of my most popular posts has been Using Timelines. Timelines are an essential page for a family history albums. They are a genealogist's friend and a scrapbooker's dream. They can place facts in order in a way that take less words than other formats. You should definitely include these pages in your next family history project.
|Heritage Time Line Featuring Lewis Brown|
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Timelines can vary in style. The previous post shared a ticker style and a vertical listing. With the format above, I share a photo time line across the top of the page. Below each photo, approximate to the decade, I list some of the highlights from Lew's life in that time period. There is a second page to this layout that includes the 1950s, 1960, and 1970s. Since Lew died in 1978, the 1970s are last in the series. (To protect the living, I have not included that page).
Now, I did not have a birth or infant photo of my grandfather from the 1910s, so I used a photo that is actually from the 1920s but the closest baby photo I have. The point in the photo time line is to show a progression of a life. If you don't have something exact, you can fudge a little.
Good luck with your heritage scrapbooking projects. Share a link to your timelines in the comment section below so we can all benefit from inspiration.
If you have enjoyed my heritage scrapbooking posts, considering purchasing my eBook family history scrapbook, purchase the eBook Create a Family History Scrapbook Digitally in 12 Simple Steps at Amazon.com. I share more pages that help tell the story of your heritage in a way that makes your next project doable. Good luck and happy scrapbooking!