Americana Themed Timeline for Heritage Scrapbook

It seems a great number of people have been enjoying my heritage scrapbook pages. I’m glad you’ve discovered what I have created. I hope you are inspired to create your own scrapbooks featuring your ancestors. Feel free to leave me some comments, rather than just simply pinning my posts (but the pinning is fun). It’s so nice to receive feedback.

The topic of family history albums can turn a lot of people off. It shouldn’t. Once you know what you can do, heritage scrapbooks become just as enjoyable as scrapbooking your current family. Click the Heritage Scrapbooking tab above, you can find all of the pages that I have written about.

One of my most popular posts has been Using Timelines. Timelines are an essential page for a family history albums. They are a genealogist’s friend and a scrapbooker’s dream. They can place facts in order in a way that take less words than other formats. You should definitely include these pages in your next family history project.

Heritage Scrapbook Timeline
Heritage Time Line Featuring Lewis Brown
all products from from Americana Kit by No Reimer Reason

Timelines can vary in style. The previous post shared a ticker style and a vertical listing. With the format above, I share a photo time line across the top of the page. Below each photo, approximate to the decade, I list some of the highlights from Lew’s life in that time period. There is a second page to this layout that includes the 1950s, 1960, and 1970s. Since Lew died in 1978, the 1970s are last in the series. (To protect the living, I have not included that page).

Now, I did not have a birth or infant photo of my grandfather from the 1910s, so I used a photo that is actually from the 1920s but the closest baby photo I have. The point in the photo time line is to show a progression of a life. If you don’t have something exact, you can fudge a little.

Good luck with your heritage scrapbooking projects. Share a link to your timelines in the comment section below so we can all benefit from inspiration.

If you have enjoyed my heritage scrapbooking posts, considering purchasing my eBook family history scrapbook, purchase the eBook Create a Family History Scrapbook Digitally in 12 Simple Steps at I share more pages that help tell the story of your heritage in a way that makes your next project doable. Good luck and happy scrapbooking!

Devon Noel Lee

Devon Noel Lee

Devon Noel Lee is passionate about capturing and preserving family stories so no one alive today has to be researched, or forgotten, tomorrow. She has authored 6 how-to books, a memoir, two published family history biographies, and over 60 family scrapbooks. She's an enthusiastic speaker who energizes, encourages, and educates at the same time.

3 thoughts on “Americana Themed Timeline for Heritage Scrapbook

  1. Yvonne… that's high praise and greatly appreciated. Thank you. I hadn't thought that I'm scrapliftable. I think I need to use that term in the future. I hope you'll come by and share a link to what you've created!

  2. You have such great heritage pages, Devon. I like your style, clean and uncluttered, and easily scrap lifted for those of us who are layout challenged 🙂 I'm definitely going to try my hand at this one.

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