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Having Fun with Genealogy
Genealogy is a passion for many of us. Many of us also do arts and crafts. What could be more fun than to try and combine the two passions! Here are some websites that can give you some ideas in combining Family History with your artistic side, create great gift ideas or just buying something to show your genealogical personality. Have fun!
Preserving Your Family History: This website has Cross-Stitch, Pattern Making Software, Heritage Quilts, Genealogy Crafts and more.
Fun Stuff for Genealogists, Inc.: This site has Clip Art, Bumper Stickers, Stamps, Tote Bags and so much more.
Martha Stewart-Genealogy: Fabric Mats, Family Trees with template, Photo Cards, Journal Decorating and Scrapboxes.
Pastiche Family Portal for Genealogy: Saving your teen’s High School Memories, & Scrapbooking.
1-2-3 Stitch!: Great Cross-Stitch patterns to choose from.
Cafepress Genealogy Gifts: This site offers lots of products that are genealogy related from T-shirts, mugs, posters, cards and much more.
Creating Jr. Genealogists: Tips and Activities for Family History Fun: When family historians discover the value of their heritage, they naturally want to share it with their children and grandchildren. In Creating Junior Genealogists, the author offers ideas to help family historians infuse the next generation with an appreciation of their heritage, including how to use family activities, visits to historical sites and museums, scrapbooks, heirlooms--and much more--to captivate and create lasting memories for children. Author Karen Frisch offers numerous suggestions that range from watching historical videos together to creating a family scrapbook. You'll learn how to teach your children basic genealogical tasks such as starting a family tree, exploring cemeteries for names and dates, and finding records on the Internet.
The Art of the Family Tree: Creative Family History Projects Using Paper Art, Fabric and Collage: Combines the popular interests of genealogy and bookmaking
Researching family history is the second most popular topic on the Internet (after sex). With more than 4 billion records online today and more becoming available everyday, the Internet is fueling the growth of this popular hobby by simplifying the process of finding information and connecting with individuals who share a common branch in their family tree. This unique book combines the general surge of interest in genealogy with the popularity of memory crafts and book and journal making. The projects featured encompass many mixed-media techniques and provide beautiful ideas for creating family trees that will become family heirlooms and keepsakes. Inspiring seasoned journal and memory crafters as well as genealogy buffs, the book divides projects into three styles: family trees designed to be hung as a piece of artwork on a wall, family tree books and journals, and dimensional family trees that take a more sculptural approach. Each project includes clear and concise directions as well as tips about story-telling, information gathering, and sidebars. Full-color templates and clip art for various types of family trees are also included.
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