Oh how I've been working on my family tree or should I say trees. It seems more like a forest now. I started working on the family tree years ago but really hit it head on this year deciding to take it by the um ...roots, if you know what I mean. I decided to scrap anything and everything I could get my hands on. I started on my Mom's side as there was more information on that side, and more pictures. My grandmother and my Aunt saved every picture, wedding invite, birth announcement, I mean everything. I spent weeks just going through everything and making heads or tails of it all. Then the scrap-a-thon began. I was scrapping morning, noon and night. And I know there are still pages I want to add but it is done enough for now. When all was said and done I now have 2 - 3" books that are busting at the seams. At my Aunt's party I presented her with a copy of the family tree album and had the original there for the rest of the family to see. Everyone was thrilled that someone took the time and effort to record and preserve all the memories and facts. Since then I made my Mom a copy for her birthday and a copy for my sister.
Posted by Christie Hund Friday, August 27, 2010
My Dad's side was not neglected as I worked feverishly to create that book too. I did not have as many photo but where I lacked in photos I gained in documents. Finding wedding announcements and censuses and birth records for people I never knew. We are visiting with my Dad's cousins this weekend and will hopefully be able to get some more pictures of the family to add to the book. I again made a copy for my Dad for his birthday and another copy for my sister. Boy oh boy, do I need a nap! I will probably do a video of what the inside looks like of my book when I get back home. Right now I need a vacation. Whew!