Travelling Through Life…making changes as I go

Family History Project

on April 8, 2014

I have been working on a family history project of old photos. I have photos ranging from 1920’s to 1990’s that were my maternal grandmas . In the stacks and stacks of stuff, I have an assortment of newspaper clippings, church newsletters, family photos, cards and some other memorabilia including photos.

I’ve had a hard time deciding how I wanted to do this. First I started with some albums that I bought at Ross that held 4×6’s but after playing with them I didn’t like the layout. I also didn’t like how I couldn’t hold the memorabilia. I put my project on hold for a while so I could determine what would be best. In some ways this was a good thing as I found another box of photos to incorporate into my project.

In the end I decided to go with 12×12 size albums and hope to get the entire project into 2 albums 3 max! I was lucky enough to sell off my 4 albums I had purchased at Ross on eBay and not have a huge loss.


I am using clear photo corners to attach the photos to the papers and cards before they go into the pocket pages. For the project I am using the following supplies:

Black WRMK 12 x 12 Album

Project Life Heritage Edition Core Kit

Project Life Cinnamon Core Kit

Project Life Page Protectors  in Big Variety Pack 2 and Variety Pack 1

Recollections Paper Pad that has a vintage look to it.


Here are some pictures of my pages:

This is using a card from Cinnamon and the paper stack and clear corners


This is using the paper stack and clear corners



Have you inherited photos in which you are preserving? If so, how are you preserving them?


2 responses to “Family History Project

  1. Recently on a trip back home my grandmother gave me some old photos. I do plan to put them in a scrapbook but just haven’t gotten that far yet 🙂

  2. Any idea how you will preserve your old photos? I highly suggest getting some of your grandma’s stories on some sort of journaling card. I would have loved that from my Grandpa on my dads side. I think I have a video of him, One of my last trips before he died I took pictures of wood carvings he had made sadly most are blurry (before digital camera)

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