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Scrap Your Family History


Scrap Your Family History

This group is for people who are into saving their genealogy and family history data in scrapbooks, or would like to learn how. Why settle for plain old printouts when you can have beautiful creations that will become prized family heirlooms?

Members: 247
Latest Activity: Oct 28, 2020

Discussion Forum

How do you organize your heritage scrapbook?

Started by Sue Hess. Last reply by Theresa Ann Moore Jun 24, 2013. 5 Replies

Do you start with your oldest ancestor, your parents, your paternal line, or with yourself?

Post your Pages

Started by Katrina Haney. Last reply by Elissa Eyre Nov 5, 2012. 70 Replies

This discussion is for you to post pictures/scans of your completed genealogy oriented pages. I will post some of my own too, but I don't want to dominate the discussion. Feel free to post as many as…Continue

Different ways to scrap

Started by Katrina Haney. Last reply by Gayle Cunningham Jan 7, 2012. 6 Replies

Hello everyone! I am so happy to see this group growing. I firmly believe that making something beautiful with your family data is so much better than simply printing it out and placing it in a…Continue

What do you want to get from this group

Started by Katrina Haney. Last reply by Ms ROBIN COFFMAN Aug 22, 2010. 21 Replies

Lets begin by seeing what is is everyone is hoping to get from being here. Are you looking to get started? Are you looking for ides on what to scrap? Are you looking to see what other people are…Continue


Started by Carolina Girl. Last reply by Carolina Girl Feb 27, 2010. 2 Replies

Very new to digital scrapping..  What is a mini kit?  Is it a kit you use for small albums?  Or is it a kit with few items? 

Tags: kit, Mini

MS Word vs. Photoshop Elements

Started by Carolina Girl. Last reply by Mary Shawnee Feb 25, 2010. 8 Replies

Until I joined this group, I was totally clueless about digital scrapping.  This all seems very interesting.  I have some questions: 1) Importing photos and clip art can be done in MS Word.  I have…Continue

Tags: kits, Elements, Photoshop, Word, MS

Some Examples of My Style

Started by Katrina Haney. Last reply by Robert Burns Feb 15, 2010. 11 Replies

I created a digital kit to use for my own history book, at least some parts of it. For several years I was a digital scrapbook artist and owner of an online scrapbook store, until the bottom fell out…Continue

Tags: scrapbook, family history, genealogy

I just posted my Grandparents life story

Started by Shari McLaws Aug 31, 2009. 0 Replies

I designed and published my grandparents life story. It was so rewarding! I scanned thousands of pictures and interviewed family. I was hoping you would look at my pictures and tell me what you…Continue

Tags: Life, story., Publish, scapbooking, Digital

Weekly Challenge, beginning of Aug 13th 2009

Started by Katrina Haney. Last reply by Inspiration Alley Aug 31, 2009. 20 Replies

Apologies for the lateness of this challenge, I've been busy with grandchildren. We will let this challenge go for a week and a half to get it back to the Sunday start day.This week's challenge,…Continue

Free Digital Resources

Started by Katrina Haney. Last reply by Marcia Loudon Aug 29, 2009. 11 Replies

Please post here any links you know of for free scrapbooking kits, clipart, tubes, actions or scripts, or anything else that would be useful to us in this group.Here is the one already posted by…Continue

Comment Wall


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Comment by Myo on February 7, 2020 at 4:29pm

Looking for anyone actively creating scrapbooks, paper or digital of their families. I need some ideas for creating interesting pages.

Comment by JudithE.Davis on August 23, 2013 at 11:04am

Hello from sunny Florida.. I've been a member of Genealogy for awhile now, but have been laxcie dazy and this is my first post in quite awhile. I would love to do gifts for my families and this is a good place to start as any. I am still trying to catch up on some of the sites. I just went thru all of the videos this morning and wrote down a whole lot of information since I've been an awful creature of habit and staying on one or two sites all these years. Boy!! Do I have a lot to catch up on. I'll be back I promise!! Oh my name is Judy

Comment by Tammy ( Ball ) on December 8, 2010 at 7:15pm
Merry Christmas all! I posted a free family group sheet on my new blog. I printed it out on paper I stained and distressed. Font available to download as well as frame.

Tammy Renee
Comment by Robert Burns on February 15, 2010 at 2:30pm
Hiiiiii...I joined Genealogywise about a week ago. I spotted this group and joined right away, but haven't had a chance to peek through the comments until now. I am 26 and have been working on my family history on and off for about 5 years. I had previously thought about scrapping all my research, but hadn't been able to come up with any ideas, or the time for that matter. Thank you everyone for your posts on here, and thank you Katrina for all your work. I have found some really inspirational ideas on here and it is giving me the itch to scrap...unfortunately I am living in Croatia at the moment and most of my photos and things are back in Canada :(
Comment by Photo-Phixer on February 12, 2010 at 10:14am
I teach graphic design at a local community college. I also restore damaged photographs. Additionally, I am interested in the names Sineath, Taylor, Love, and Deaton. I have some great tips for scanning and printing images and slides if anyone should need them I'm happy to email or post. Thanks!
Comment by Shari McLaws on October 16, 2009 at 9:25am
I agree. Please scan the originals, and get them preserved before you start. Then you can print additional copies of the documents or make copies of the CD for other family members. I have several printing solutions, books and posters, fo you if you'd like more info after you're ready to scan the documents. How lucky to have access to those documents! Good luck!
Comment by Jennifer Shaw on October 16, 2009 at 12:28am
NEVER put the original in a scrapbook, scan it, print out the copy and put That in the scrapbook. You can print the front and the back separately. You can also use the plastic slip sheets for scrapbooks so that you can read both sides of a page.
Comment by Rebecca Ayers on October 15, 2009 at 8:53pm
Hello! I am new to this site. Maybe someone can help I have old very old documents I want to put in a scrapbook so you can see both sides but most of the documents are large and I was thinking a 20X20 book that I saw once but not sure where to begin??? PLEASE HELP I am wanting/hoping to get this project done before dec 24, 09 Thanks for reading
Comment by Tammy ( Ball ) on August 31, 2009 at 2:25pm
Marcia thank you for mentioning my blog "Whos your Daddy" (BIG SMILE)
Click "Family Tree Freebies" for all the graphics and clipart.

Kristine, Thanx for asking that question (smile) I use just plain ol windows paint to edit and my mostly B&W graphics. I even tried my hand at making a What I havent had time to try yet is making some scrapbook pages. When I have time I will have to try out of the progs the others have mentioned. I know windows paint wont cut it.
Comment by Shari McLaws on August 31, 2009 at 11:46am
I use Heritage Makers Studio. It's different then Paint Shop Pro in some ways. Its got an easy click and drag system. They have a free account with 2 G of photo storage space and you can create as many projects as you want. the upgrade to Premier is only $20 a month and includes over 40,000 pieces of digital scapbooking art. You can add your own digital art to either account as long as it is a JPG or a PNG. You have to publish through them but their quality is sooo professional! also its all online,, so you don't have to download anything. I'm a publish consultant with them and I'll answer any questions you have. Let me know!


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