From the Archives: Tell a Story with a Photo Slideshow

mermaid ornament

Looking for a fun Christmas project? Why not create a photo slideshow to share with friends and family? The toughest part is choosing the photos. In this example, the photos got a bit of scrapbooking treatment before they were used in the slideshow project. See for yourself.

Family Portrait

Several years ago – while preparing for one of our larger Christmas family gatherings – my cousin in California asked if I would set up an appointment with a photographer to have a family portrait taken. I liked the idea of a family photo, but doubted that many others in this clan would be thrilled…

The Circle B Ranch

The Circle B Ranch is a Ken Burns-style photo documentary and was created using Keynote on a Mac. Basically, it is a photo slideshow with narration and some background music that was exported as a movie. Windows users can put PowerPoint to work with very similar results.

The toughest part of this project was selecting the photos and writing the script.

Personal Postcards

Photos aren’t the only 4×6 things you can print on your printer. Why not build a postcard template so you can easily create and send custom postcards whenever you want?

From the Archives: Miss Kate’s Autograph Book

I created this little book to preserve and share Mary Katherine Link’s autograph book which I inherited from my grandmother. Miss Kate was her aunt – her father’s sister. My grandmother was only 5 years old when her mother died and Miss Kate stepped in to take on the task of surrogate mother to four…

A Letter Archive Option

Looking for a way to organize and present your family letters? You might be surprised to find that your presentation app is just the thing for bringing those letters back to life.

The Living Book of the Dead

Sometime back I wrote a column for the Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal discussing a cemetery inventory project I’m working on. The point being made in this article is that this project, like many family history projects, will never be “finished”. There will always be more research and new information to add. But, thanks to today’s…