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  • Saving Trinkets and Memorabilia

    Jul 27

    Many times, a scrapbook is so much more than just photos and embellishments on a page. Sometimes, when we go on vacation, go to a show, or do anything in life, there is a tangible object that we want to save too. This can include things like a movie ticket stub, a rock from a fun hike, or a seashell we found on the beach. We might toss those aside ...

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  • Baby Albums vs. Scrapbooks

    Jul 26

    My Mom was pretty good about keeping a baby album for each of her kids. I like to look at mine whenever I go home. Especially now that I am a Mom myself. A baby album is a precious way to document that first year of your child's life. However, scrapbooking has changed the baby albums in some ways. Many people, like myself, scrapbook so much that...

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  • Pay Tribute to a Best Friend

    Jul 21

    My best friend growing up is still very dear to me to this day. No matter how much time passes, or the fact that we live several hundreds of miles away from each other, nothing could make me love her less. We will always be able to pick up where we left off and jump right back into laughing and talking. I miss her a lot, but thanks to modern techno...

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  • Colorful Scrapbook Pages

    Jul 20

    When I scrapbook, I'm all about color. I have found through the years that I like bright, beautiful, bold colors. However, part of my hang up in scrapbooking older photos is that most of the heritage scrapbooking supplies involve muted tones such as pinks, browns, yellows, etc. Is it a rule that you have to scrapbook your old photos with muted tone...

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  • Throw a Party to Get Your Family Involved

    Jul 18

    Are you the only one in your family that is interested in family history? Do you sometimes discover a story about an ancestor that you want to share with other family members? Do you wish you had someone in your extended family doing the "digging" with you? Then, I might just have an idea to help get others in your family involved and excited about...

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  • Create a Family Newsletter

    Jul 15

    A fun way to share family history is by creating a family newsletter.  This need not be a complicated and elaborate undertaking. A newsletter is simply a way to keep family members up-to-date with genealogical research that has been done and what is still being searched. It also provides a platform to keep family members knowledgeable of current f...

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  • Family Activities

    Jul 13

    Do you know a family that is just crazy about soccer? Or maybe you know a family that just loves to fish together? So many families have activities that they are more commonly drawn to, and that is part of what makes that family special. I know a family where every child was involved in baseball. The parents loved it, and it was a family affair to ...

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  • ‘Peopling of America Center’ on Ellis Island

    Jul 13

    Since 2008, the National Park Service and the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation has been working on a state-of-the-art $20 million project to honor those millions of immigrants to America. Since all Americans are either an immigrant or descended from one, this touches everyone. This special project is named Peopling of America Center.  ...

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  • Capturing Childhood

    Jul 11

    Childhood is a special part of life. I look at my own children and I wish time would just stand still. I don't want them to grow up, and lose their innocence. I don't want them to stop thinking I know everything, and I especially do not want them to move out! But, growing up is a part of life. And yet, part of the reason I scrapbook is to try to ma...

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  • Posting Questions on A Social Message Board

    Jul 11

    With so many online messages boards available: Rootsweb, GenForum, WikiTree, Facebook, Twitter, Surname Societies, local genealogical societies or historical societies; you have some excellent opportunities to locate new information, photos, charts, documents, records, journals or artifacts you had no idea existed. However, you have to make any req...

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