Most people do some form of heritage scrapbooking. Perhaps you have some old family photos or records to document. Maybe you want to document your family tree.
by Autumn Craig
by Deb Pothier
Even starting from scratch you can often find enough information and photos to create an album. A great place to find information is ancestry.com.
If you donít have any existing photos ask other family members if they have any. In my search I got some really good stories I documented about farm life from my husbands father, he had heard them from his dad. I typed up the stories and then made a layout for them, preserving them for future generations.
Atlantic Canada History web site highlights our Ancestors, their hardships and good times, as well as changes that happened through their years leading up to today.This site will bring you information on what Atlantic Canadians went through.
For many people starting a heritage themed album will get them thinking more about genealogy. If you want to know more about Preserving Your Family History - From Genealogy to Heritage Album, a great source of information is howtofindyourroots.com.
They are an online Genealogy store,selling products to create a family heritage or family history album as well as charts, how-to books,scrapbooking products and supplies, and helpful information and links to start your family tree research.
Heritage photos are often black and white and look nice with neutral colors. Many photos have a green or blue tinge to them. Take time to get a good color match in your paper to your photos. A little extra care will last for generations.
Want free embellishments for your Heritage layouts? Old postcards or letters, even old postage stamps make great embellishments.Find more Heritage scrapbooking ideas under our layout ideas. Many layouts can be used for a variety of themes.