Creating My First Family History Scrapbook

I focus on presenting my family history research in a ‘kid’ friendly format. That’s why I wanted to create a family history scrapbook.

I recently created a 33-page heritage scrapbook with Penny as the focal point. You can see the cover of the finished project above.

Inside I added a photo family tree, a timeline, and descendant pages. Then, I created scrapbook pages about her parents and four grandparents. I also included pages that featured her life including her birth, youth, sisterhood, twirling, high school photos, wedding, and married life.

I have shared pages from the album on this blog. Check the scrapbooking category to see pages from this and other albums.

I’m excited with the way it turned out. I printed this out as the ‘standard’ 12×12 scrapbook size. I’ll admit that it’s cool that the book is so large. But, that’s the problem. The book is so large. I can’t find a good place to store it. It’s a bit awkward to handle.

I may someday try the ‘new standard’ of 8×8. However, I’ve been doing scrapbooking at the 8.5×11 size for many years, and I’m most comfortable with that size. We’ll see.

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.

2 thoughts on “Creating My First Family History Scrapbook

  1. I have been looking into Heritage Books and love the idea. I am not a scrapbook person but would love to learn how to do this on the computer to make a book. Do you have any suggestions as to what program to use and how did you print a 12×12?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Are you utilizing the best online genealogy research tools?
Sign up for our newsletter and receive our free guide
10 Online Genealogy Resource You Have to Try.

We take your privacy seriously! See our privacy policy click here.