“. . . have one blog post each week devoted to a specific ancestor. It could be a story, a biography, a photograph, an outline of a research problem — anything that focuses on one ancestor.”
What a great idea! Not only should it get me blogging more, but also motivate me to take a deeper look at some of the people in my family tree.”
Well I did just that . . . . for awhile. The plan was I’d write each week about one of my ancestors then I would dedicate a rolodex card to them. See the explanation of that post here. Each card would have a copy of a pic, a memory or whatever struck me at the time. I’d use my vast stash of decorative paper and whatever bits of ribbon, twine, buttons, etc. I had. I was certain working with such a small canvas would ensure I’d get it done every week.
Well . . . that didn’t exactly happen either! Oops! But this past weekend I did work on my ancestor Rolodex file.
I grabbed several blank Rolodex cards, copies of my family pics, glue stick, ink pad and leftover pieces of my scrapbook paper. First I glued some background papers to my Rolodex cards.
Once I had my photos where I wanted them I glued everything down. I also used an ink pad around the edges and corners. I love the vintage look ink gives this kind of project.
I do identify all ancestors before they go in the Rolodex file. I’m hoping to get several more cards done before Christmas when my older daughters come home. Who knows maybe this will spark a conversation or two! I’m always hoping to share a bit of family history with them.
In the mean time have fun Crafting Genealogy!