Genealogy is a great hobby these days, and there’s no better way to show what you’ve learned than with a family tree scrapbook. Many traditional family trees have names, birth dates, death dates, and locations. But they also illustrate a series of family lines—showing marriages and offspring. When you make a family tree scrapbook with the supplies from Store Photos, you can also include pictures, mementos, awards, and other family documents. It would be a good idea to get your children and grandchildren together to participate. There’s no better way to learn about your family than WITH your family!
The first thing you need to do is decide how many generations you’d like to trace back and include in your family tree scrapbook. Then take the time to collect information for each family member you’re going to include in the book—get their names, birth dates, and birth location. And if it applies, get marriage dates, the number of children, death dates, and burial locations. It’s a wonderful way to create some history!
You can lay the project out however you’d like. You don’t necessarily have to go chronologically, either. Feel free to experiment with layouts. When you’re working with older documents, it might be a good idea to copy them. This way you aren’t going to run the risk of ruining something historic.
Most of all, have fun learning about your family history!