Pardon the photography...wanting a better camera for Bday in March (hint, hint)
Joel's mom passed away last year and they didn't know much about her family background other than her parents' names, so I thought doing a little research would be a nice way to remember her.
I used Ancestry.com and it was great. It does cost about $15 a month to use, but I was able to find several generations of family with factual information like censuses, birth records, and death certificates. I highly recommend using the site if you'd want to find out more family info and have exhausted all family resources.
WARNING: Ancestry research is highly addicting! I have to limit my time or I forget to feed myself and brush my teeth.
Joel's family done...now I'm want to do mine!
My mom has a lot of background info, but it's all CRAMMED in this box!
So, I've been spending A LOT of my free time sorting and looking up really, really cool family info, but I have done a little necessary crafting.
I'm making an album to hold all my family info, of course!
I found a couple of old file/data holder things at the thrift store for only a $1 each and they're capable of holding a ton of stuff, they're just ugly, so they need to be prettied up a bit.
Just posing different elements, but I'll get to sewing, mod podging, etc. soon. Then my precious family info can be safely nestled in archival, acid-free paper...uncrammed and unfolded.