Monday, November 3, 2008

Scrapbooking the Family Tree

Every so often we find a new twist on an old favorite. When I was growing up and when raising my own children, scrapbooks were not nearly as organized and themed as they are today. By the time the grandchildren came along, scrapbooking was almost a national hobby with scrapbook stores, scrapbooking classes, and just scrapbooking days spent painstakingly creating pages that were works of art. This practice evolved into elaborate family history scrapbooks, and today digital scrapbooking is where it's at. In his article, "Scrapbooking the Family Tree," Alan Smith takes a look at the hobby of scrapbooking and how it can be used to add a valuable supplement to family history research.

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Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Ancestry launches Digital Scrapbooking tool

Announced in a press release,, today launched AncestryPress(TM), a tool that lets users create professionally printed, custom family history books, family recipe books and more. With this new state-of-the-art publishing tool, offers users a one-stop solution to build their family tree, discover historical documents about their ancestors, collaborate with their family members and create high-quality family history books for themselves or family gifts.

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Monday, July 2, 2007

Have you tried Digital Scrapbooking?

Scrapbooks today have taken on entirely new dimensions. More than just a place to keep memorabilia, today's scrapbooks are works of art. The process, however, can become overwhelming and expensive. In her article, "Digital Scrapbooking," Gena Philibert-Ortega suggests an alternative and provides a number of resources to help you get started. Digital scrapbooking differs from traditional scrapbooking in that it utlizes a photo, graphics or publishing software program to manipulate and arrange photographs saved to your computer, which can then be printed and placed into a physical album. Like traditional scrapbooking, "virtual" embellishments, papers, and other scrapbook goodies are available; however, unlike tradtional scrapbooking supplies, they can be reused and, the "won't take over your house."

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