Don't you just love it? I was wandering around Flickr looking for some old photos I could use in our society publications when this popped up in my browser. It's awesome! You will need to follow the link to Flickr to see all the little "presents" under this tree. I'm sure each one has a… Continue reading Family Reunion
Before you pack your holiday decorations away, why not photograph the special ones and add a few words to tell their story. A couple of decades from now your grandkids will love you for doing it. Tech Tip . . . . . . a journaling app like Day One is the perfect place to… Continue reading Document the Decorations
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… Continue reading Family Portrait
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… Continue reading The Circle B Ranch
The cover page you see here was created in Keynote. The photo is framed with a graphical frame included in Jumsoft's Toolbox for Keynote. The pattern used in the background also came from the Toolbox. The font is Sheila by Laura Worthington. This is just a tiny sample of the things you can do with Keynote.… Continue reading Storytelling With Keynote
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… Continue reading From the Archives: Miss Kate’s Autograph Book
As I look around my office I see dozens of family treasures ranging from portraits and other artwork to souvenirs of our travels to pieces of furniture. Every one of these pieces has an associated story. I know the stories to many - but not all - of these treasures because either I was there… Continue reading Create a Digital Family Treasure Chest
Put your presentation software to work as a scrapbooking platform. It's a perfect solution for a family history full of images, charts and timelines. And, it's already loaded on your desktop.