May 18, 2010


I have been researching and collecting family history for about 18 years now. One of my aunts and I laugh at the thought of actually getting "caught up" or finishing anything. There is always new information coming in or pictures that emerge from some random source or "stuff" put aside because you can't read or understand it and "will get back to later". It is all so interesting, yet what to do to organize... Do you have old photos that are stacked in a drawer or a box somewhere? Here's a starting point, a simple way to preserve some family history. Take decorative pages (buy or cut) that are standard 8 1/2" x 11" size for a three ring binder. Purchase sheet protectors of the same size, the initial cost for this size is less expensive than scrapbook projects or anything custom made. Write or obtain information- stories that you've been told or a memory you have of the person (you could also use pedigree charts or family lists for this). Then place then correct photo with the written words. One or two photos per page is nice. You can make it to your liking, the possibilities are endless! My aunt has made books for each of her children. Here are some of my pages.

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