Ancestral Notes

My Family History blog

Getting Creative with my Family History

There are several resources on the internet that allow you to be creative with your genealogy. No, I don’t mean creating lost ancestors, or fabricating your family history, I am talking about how you present your genealogy for others to see. You can be as simple or as elaborate as your imagination allows, with the Digital Photo applications available today, or, if you aren’t feeling inspired to create on your own, you can let the applications assist you in your creations.
I like using Scrapblog for creating scrapbooks. It is a free online program that is very versatile, I use it often, read more about ways I used Scrapblog for my genealogy.

Another application I’m trying out is Smilebox, it isn’t quite as flexible as Scrapblog, but you can make it your own and publish to your blog. Here is an example:

Click to play this Smilebox postcard: Scotland Historic Sites
Create your own postcard - Powered by Smilebox
Make a Smilebox postcard

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Tombstone Tuesday – The Family Plot

The Hines Family – Woodslee United Church/Jarriett Cemetery
Woodslee, Ontario, Canada

My dad, Earl Douglas Hines 1926-1996

My grandparents, Wm. Edgar Hines and Josephine Desbiens and my aunt Evelyn.

My great-grandparents, John Hines and Harriet Doan and my grand-uncle, Wm. John (John) Hines.

Memorial to my grand-uncle, Fleming W. Hines.

My grand-aunt, Harriet Melinda Hines 1899-1906

My grand-uncle Edward Hines and grand-aunt Emma Ebbinghaus

My grand-aunt, Catherine Hines and grand-uncle. Wm. Jariett

The property was donated to the Woodslee United Church by the Jariett Family.

Filed under: Daily Genealogy Blogging Themes, Family Files, Genealogy, Haines/Hines, Tombstone Tuesday, , ,

March 2009