Tuesday, July 7, 2009

scrapbook, meet family tree

One of the things that has been rumbling and mumbling around in my head lately is the idea of doing some sort of scrapbook that would let Raine meet some of her family. It would be great for my niece, as well. Both are children of older parents, and a lot of our family on our mother's and father's side are far away, or gone already.

I know various family members from the various families have done some research, so I don't have to start from scratch, I don't think. I just have to get hold of the right people, and try to match faced to names, etc. I thought doing it in a sort of scrapbook would allow the information to be accessible while letting me arrange things in a way that would be easy to add to.

On top of all that, I wanted to create this electronically and digitally. There is no problem getting the information and the pictures into the computer...but I'm not that familiar with scrapbooking programs. This past weekend, I saw a scrapbook that someone had created on their computer. Score! I don't know the name of the program, yet, but I'm going to find out and see what I can do with it. I'm kind of excited about that because my aunt gave me some information on some of my dad's ancestors that is right along with what I needed. Fate is pushing me over the edge of starting this project, I would say.


Fran said...

Have you played with Ancestry.com yet?

Warning -- it's addictive!

Dina said...

I looked at it briefly. I could tell it could become a time sink, and I wasn't quite ready to take the plunge yet. I may be, soon.