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Displaying Your Family History

Guest Author - Michelle McVaney

Once you have completed your family tree chart it is time to get started on your family scrapbook. Even if the chart still has some holes, it will be valuable and cherished by future generations.

I started collecting old family photos from family many years ago. It is amazing how many photos have been produced. There are still many relatives that we do not have photos of but I am so thankful for all of the photos that we do have.

Last year at a family reunion I requested that family members bring any photos that they have. We scanned the photos to make a CD for all family members to take home with them. This worked so well. Nobody wants to hand over their cherished photos, but since we were scanning them on the spot it was much more successful and produced way more olf family photos than I imagined!

Some photos weren't in the best quality. I used my Epson Perfection 4490 photo scanner to restore the photos as I scanned them. Some of the photos I had to doctor a little in Photoshop. I was even able to correct some of the torn photos and water damage. It was a time consuming process but well worth every minute. When I had the picture printed they were perfect for my scrapbook!

Once you have collected some photos it is time to figure out how to lay out your family history album. I created one album for my fathers side of the family. Since there were lots of pictures of my grandma and grandpa I have one 12x12 album of their family. Then I have a seperate album for my grandma and grandpas siblings and extended family.

The extended family album still starts with photos of my grandparents as babies and then their marriage. Then the photos of my grandmothers parents and siblings. Then the back of the book is the photos of my grandfathers family. This system worked well for me but depending on the amount of photos you have you will need to come up with your own system that works for you.

There are so many wonderful products on the scrapbooking market for heritage scrapbooking. I did my album in blacks and creams and classic looking papers and embellishments. I liked sticking with the theme for the whole album.

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This content was written by Michelle McVaney. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Kathleen Rensel for details.

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