If you are lucky enough to have photographs of our ancestors we can turn them into a photobook, with a short history of each person. These make excellent gifts for family members, and a re relatively easy to produce. Charts can also be incorporated into the story.
This is an example of a photobook I did a few years ago for my own family on Snapfish. It has a linen cover with a cutout to reveal the photo on the first page – in this case my grandmother Amy Stewart, my great-grandmother Sarah Louisa Craig Stewart nee Lowe, and great-great-grandmother Margaret Lowe nee Craig. I know I am so lucky to have a photo of three generations of my direct female line in one photo and I put it in pride of place.
For a book of this kind it is necessary to have a bare minimum of information about each person in the tree for the chart and to tell a little story under the photographs. The main focus is on the photographs.
These examples show a few different page layouts. The pages can be printed as PDFs to create ‘virtual photo albums’.