100 Year DoOver...A New Family Heirloom

There comes a time in every Family Tree Collection to stop collecting and put it all together!
That's where I've been and where I am and where I'm likely to be for awhile!
Restore or Repurpose?
This has been my dilemma with my Great Grandmothers Photo Album.
The original Album is in fair condition considering it is over 100 years old.
However, since the photos did not fit into the album properly to begin with and there is
no space to add information about the photos, the decision to 'Repurpose' was made.
With todays Scrapbooking tools, acid free papers, glues and larger albums,
my Great Grandmothers Family Tree, Photos and History will be preserved for another 100 years or longer.
I have a couple of weeks to finish The Carroll~Marley Scrapbook as I'm attending my first
Family Reunion of Great Grandmother's Marley-Leatherwood Descendents.
My newly found cousins are excited to see the photos, and I am excited to meet them
and share our Texas Family History.
I think Great Grandmother Martha Jane would approve!


  1. Anonymous6/25/2012

    You are going to be the envy of the reunion! So many hours--and now a sense of accomplishment! Proud for you! Linda

  2. Good for you, Sue. This is so exciting.

    I need to gather all of our information into some type of book, too.

  3. Magnificent, Sue! What a lovely way to present your kin to the family. Have a grand time at the reunion.
    Will be anxious to hear more ...
    Have a beautiful day ~
    TTFN ~

  4. How fabulous to have this treasure! and I love how you are preserving it.

  5. I really want to know more about how you did this. Did you use the actual photos or scan them? Did you create a cut & paste scrapbook or do it all digitally? What did you do with photos that were not of people? I see photos beside people on the tree - how did you handle photos of people in different stages of their lives?

  6. This is beautiful, Sue . . . have a wonderful time at the reunion.

  7. Those photos are REAL treasures!!

  8. WHAT an undertaking, Sue! You've done a beautiful job. I bet you'll love your cousins!

  9. Now that is a labour of love, and you will be thanked by generations to come.

  10. This is a beautiful project. Your family journey thru history! What a remarkable lady you are! Hugs Anne


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