I have now created and received two books published from Day One journal entries. The first book was a "sketchbook" of photographs I had taken and edited using some photoart apps. There was no text other than the date/time/location information automatically added by Day One. It's a delightful little book with one image per page. The… Continue reading Follow-up – Day One Book Printing
A timeline is a very useful research tool. It helps us see our ancestors' place in history. There are a number of timeline templates to help us build a timeline, but they all pale when compared to Twile. This amazing platform will transform a GEDCOM of your family tree into a gorgeous presentation of each… Continue reading Twile
Can you have a story without words? Absolutely! I learned this lesson several years ago when I asked my uncle to help me decipher some of the documents in my father's papers. I learned a lot going through those papers with him, but it was soon overshadowed when he brought me this amazing history of… Continue reading A Story Without Words
Want to give your stories some "curb appeal"? Think baseball cards . . .
A recent Day One update includes the ability to turn your journal into a book. This is only available on Day One 2.0 - desktop and mobile versions. To find it, go to Settings and choose the Book Printing option. This slideshow walks you through the steps to create your book. When you are ready,… Continue reading Day One Book Printing
I stumbled onto this delightful family tree in an old pamphlet promoting Kodak photography. Paint a trellis then glue some string "vines" and paper leaves as frames for family photos. With a little pre-planning you could easily build it with room to add more relatives as you discover them. I knew there was a reason… Continue reading Fun Family Tree
Thanks to the mobile phone, we will leave behind many more photographs than our ancestors could ever image. Not only that, but our photos will automatically include date and place information in the file. With little effort on our part, we can also add even more descriptive information - all embedded in the photo file.… Continue reading Telling Stories with Pictures