A great page. I love the way you have connected today with yesterday. And so impressive the way you have embraced all of your family's history and are putting it together in a way that will be treasured. Of course, you're making the rest of us who are sitting on boxes look bad! The postage stamps give it such visual interest- tfs
Project - Flavin/Irish & Ancestry.com + Scrapbooking
posted 03/27/11 at 10:24 AM
My father and grandfather were both geneology enthusiasts. Both have passed on and I have most of their stuff at my office in file folder boxes. I started building the family tree yesterday on ancestry.com after seeing Steve Buscemi on “Who Do You Think You Are” and I was able to find a lot of information. What I'd like to do is to incorporate what my father researched with the photos and stories and instead of having them in boxes of files, I'm planning to put them in 3 ringed notebooks - mostly 8.5x11 sized and interspersing photos and scrapbook pages with the many pages of text that I already have. I'd like to bring the pages to life and make them more interesting. I'd like to tell the stories or at least, if the stories aren't there, incorporate my family's story into American and World history. I started on this project when I was a senior at Eckerd College in 1992, I'm ready to pick up that project again. But just a little at a time. I've signed up for a year at Ancestry.com - it was $150 which seems a little pricey, but if I use it a little everyday for a year then it doesn't seem like that much. I'm planning to print out most of what I do so that after the year I can get out of Ancestry's payment plan and just have my own scrapbook. I also think it would be fun if some of my family got involved so that it was a family project kind of thing.
Here's the first couple of scrapbook pages - it is actually one page - that is two sided and one side is a pocket of printouts of census records and other random bits I found on my Grandma Grace Flavin Cunningham. I was looking for our connection to Ireland after my daughter didn't believe me on St. Patrick's Day when I told her we were Irish - now we know exactly how we are Irish. Too cool.
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