Creating My Family History Book

This is the first page of my family history book. It’s a work in progress, and I’m adding pages as I have time or if I have a particular story I’d like to write about.

The program I use is FOREVER Artisan 6, and I’ve been using it for many years. FOREVER Artisan is not a subscription but something that you purchase and load onto your computer. Like all things, there is a learning curve. You can use predesigned pages or start your pages from scratch. The freedom to experiment has enabled me to create truly unique and personal projects.

I wanted to share a couple of pages that I’ve done for my grandfather, Francis (Frank) Middlebrough, and my grandmother, Mary Middlebrough, nee Beaton.

These pages really weren’t that hard to create. In fact, I used a digital art bundle called Vintage Memories Traveler Mega Bundle, which has 60 predesigned pages. But then I’m able to add additional embellishments. Embellishments can be from this kit or any other art kits I’ve purchased. If I wanted I could add additional pages from other kits. In fact there are 1335 pages of digital art kits to choose from.

Here is one of the many family tree charts in digital art. If I finally decide I’m sure of William Beaton’s parents’ identity, I can change the chart before I print it. Funny how even though I’m almost positive of their identity, I still haven’t put them in the tree.

I like the vintage look, but if you want to create something more modern-looking, there are endless designs.

When I first started, I never thought I’d be in a position to write up my genealogy, and even now, the branches on some parts of my tree don’t go that far back. But over the years, I’ve realized it’s not about how far you go back but rather the stories you discover, and I want to capture those.

FOREVER Artisan 6 currently costs $129.99 US, but it will be $159.99 US on June 1st, 2024 . You can try it for 30 days and then decide if you want to purchase it. If you use my link you will be linked with me as your FOREVER Ambassador and I’d love to help you with your project.

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