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Scrapbooking your Family History for your Descendants

Updated on February 2, 2015

Our Family Travels to search for our family history and to create family history of our own - does yours?

This lens will use examples from our family of digital scrapbooking, or escrapbooking, to record our family history and to document the family history we are creating with our own families and lives.

We hope that by these examples we will inspire you to seek your own way to fulfill the desire we each have to record and preserve our distinctive family histories.

The photo collage here was created by Annette Lamb, my oldest daughter, on her website: related to the trip she took to China, Korea and Japan with her sister, Arrion. The photo in the collage has them standing on the Great Wall of China.

escrapbooking at - I continue to get inspiration from this site

You are welcome to use the information on this site, but please be sure to provide a proper citation back to the site.

Family Activities and History website - Does this qualify, to you, as an escrapbooking project?

This kind of website documents digitally the activities and travels of a particular family. It is very similar to a scrapbook, but it is on a website.

What are the limitations? What are the opportunities of this type of "scrapbook?"

Does a Familiy Website qualify as escrapbooking? - What do you think?

Make your choice, and use the comments to express your opinion. We really want to know your thinking. Thanks!

Is a family website really escrapbooking?

Digital Scrapbook Page
Digital Scrapbook Page

Digital Scrapbook Page from Wikipedia

This photo comes courtesy of Wikimedia Commons from the page on Wikipedia dealing with Scrapbooking in general and the Digital Scrapbooking section in particular.

This section also discusses how digital scrapbook pages can be printed and bound into a physical book, if desired.

Journaling as a part of Scrapbooking - Then, I would suggest, a blog as a journal can suppliment escrapbooking

Journaling is a critical element of scrapbooking, especially if you want to adequately document the family history you are building for your family.

I will suggest that maintaining a blog about your family history serves that role. I have added my family history blog as a second link, below, for your consideration. It is a good link between journaling and digital scrapbook materials.

Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories
Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories

Screen Shot of Blog as a Scrapbooking Journal

Click the image to go to the Blog and look around! Your comments welcomed.

Journaling versus Blogging re: Scrapbooking - Does it all work together?

Please leave your comments on this issue after you register your choice. Thanks for weighing in on this duel debate.

Does blogging qualify as journaling as a suppliment to digital scrapbooking?


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