How to Make a Shutterfly Book from a PowerPoint Presentation

This month I turned a PowerPoint booklet about my husband's genealogy into a Shutterfly book.  I learned some tricks while doing this, so I am sharing them here. I am starting with a PowerPoint booklet with a title slide, content slides with page numbers starting at 1 after the title slide, and an ending final slide… Continue reading How to Make a Shutterfly Book from a PowerPoint Presentation

In Memory of My Father, Disabled Veterans Home

I often associate my love of genealogy with my father.  He was a computer guy, and bought me my first Family Tree Maker program.  He took my siblings and me to see his hometown in the Central Valley, where we saw places where our relatives used to live and work, collected vital records downtown, and… Continue reading In Memory of My Father, Disabled Veterans Home

How to Make a Photo Book for a Relative with Memory Loss

This week my grandmother received a photo book that my brother and I designed for her.  She suffers from memory loss, and my grandfather hopes that seeing pictures of us will help her understand who we are.  Below I have outlined the steps we took to create the book for her. We designed a 20-page… Continue reading How to Make a Photo Book for a Relative with Memory Loss