No matter how small or how it is printed, there are several easy ways to make your family history book attractive and readable.
You can use genealogy software, desktop publishing software, or even word processing software depending on your needs and the complexity of your book.
- Family Stories
Narratives bring the family history to life. Creative formatting will make these stories more attractive.
Ancestor and descendant charts provide an easy way to show family relationships.
- Family Photos
Family photos of both ancestors long gone and living family members can greatly enhance your family history book. Edit them and arrange them to best effect.
- Maps and Documents
Maps from where the family lived, photocopies of letters, and other documents add interest beyond the stories and charts.
- Table of Contents and Index
Help family members find the stories and charts that interest them most with a table of contents and a comprehensive index.
- Printing / Finishing
Print a few, print many. However you get it printed or copied, you'll want it to look good.
- Your Finished Book
Share your book with family and other history buffs.