Crafting Your Own Heritage Album Paperback – Mar 2000
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If you've been debating about starting scrapbooking as a hobby and are looking at taking it up to document all your old attic finds, this is the book you want to read. The author begins with a straight-forward introduction to scrapbooking, and shows you the plusses and minuses of various techniques.
If you've toyed with the idea of starting to document your family history past what you already know, this is also a good beginner's resource. She goes on to explain the basics of genealogy and provides several helpful and necessary blank forms for starting your family search.
Not to forget that the meat of this book is devoted to creating your own family history album, and all the special considerations this particular kind of scrapbooking raises. Just what to do with all those antique photos, certificates and clippings, anyway?
This is a very detailed look at the heritage themed scrapbook; plenty of illustrated examples, a friendly DIY read, and I know it helped me figure out just what I wanted to do with all my own family treasures!
She provides a great deal of information for those who might wish to delve into geneaology as part of their project. Numerous resources are suggested to help the novice explore their family tree. She even has examples of how to handle the "unknowns" you will certainly encounter along the way. She shows a pair of photos, one of her great-great grandmother and an "unknown close friend"--not her great-great grandfather! There's a story waiting to be told there, and what a clever way to include the photo and allow the viewer's imagination free rein.
Family historians find themselves overwhelmed with pictures, documents, newspaper clippings, pedigree charts, etc. What is the point if not to preserve all the work for generations to come? "Crafting Your Own Heritage Album" takes scrapbooking from the cute to the sophisticated and provides a wealth of information for preserving old photos and documents, archival supplies and sources, layouts, journalling, basics of genealogy, and web sites for genealogical research and scrapbooking.
If the end result you want is a timeless heritage album, this is a must-have.
Most recent customer reviews
I was disappointed by this book. I had hoped to find ideas for page layouts and designs, but instead found only repetitive, unimaginative pages. Read morePublished on Jan. 22 2001
I have been an avid genealogist and family historian for almost twenty years, and this book added a whole new dimension to my favorite hobby. Read morePublished on Nov. 16 2000 by Linda Kleback