If you like scrapbooking and also like researching and documenting your family history, why not marry the two (pun intended)?
I have found that there are many digital scrapbooking templates out there as well as books showing traditional scrapbook layouts.
I want to tell a story, as many of the folks that will be viewing these scrapbooks will be ‘thumbing through’ the scrapbook and not want a lot of ‘heavy’ data and details.
I hope that the following pages give you some ideas for your scrapbook. For each scrapbook/family, I used a similar color theme throughout.
I’ve documented places:
I’ve documented events:
I’ve documented people, too, of course:
I hope this has given you some ideas for your scrapbook pages. I am still experimenting. I also have the traditional family tree layouts, pedigree charts, etc. I wanted to show you the pages that were a little bit more personal. Each person has a page like the one to the left, event pages, and any other stories/pages of significance.
I have chosen to do these digitally so that they can easily be shared with family. They can also be printed via an online printing service, usually for $1-$2 per page.
Happy Scrapbooking! If you would like to see other layout formats, please comment and let me know – I will include them in a future post – I have almost 200 pages so far!