09 May 2015

Jamboree 2015 - "Creating a Digital Genealogy Scrapbook" Workshop

Jamboree will feature special workshops on Thursday and Friday. While the Tim Janzen and Tom Jones Friday workshops have closed, we still have room in the Thursday sessions.

Barb Groth's "Creating a Digital Genealogy Scrapbook" four-hour session will be held on Thursday, June 4, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, break for lunch, then resume 2:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Register for the workshop until May 23, 2015

For those who have already registered, and those "thinking about it," Barb has sent along this information:

This workshop is designed to help you organize your research and begin the process of designing and developing your own Digital Family History album using your own photos, documents, journaling, etc.

You will need to bring your laptop as the process can not be completed on a smart phone or a tablet. The workshop examples are performed on a PC however, if you use either a PC or an Apple computer you will be able to use the information in the workshop.

We will be using software called "ScrapRoom" and you will receive a free trial sample of the program. If you are interested, you will be able to purchase the software at a discount. If you have Adobe Photoshop Elements, that can adapt what I will be teaching for your photo-editing software, however, it is much more complicated and it will only work on a PC. You will also be receiving a discount on templates for your use so you will not need to design your digital album from scratch.

You should have some (not necessarily all) of the following information saved to your desktop in a single folder:

• Family photos ( do not use Instagram photos - each should be a minimum of 300 dpi)
• Documents, such as census records, church records, naturalization, military, newspaper articles, etc.
• Scanned memorabilia - medals, etc.
• Maps or photos of places and/or locations your family came from or resided in
• A few Word documents with brief typed information about the family or person you are including in the album

We will be discussing the organization of photos, elements and documents on your computer, the ScrapRoom Software and its components, the organization of the album and then we will begin to design and develop the actual pages of the album. It is unlikely that we will complete the album but you will be able to continue to complete the program on your own. You can also purchase the Guide that has been written to help assist you with step by step directions, if you so choose. It will be available for sale at the Jamboree.

Looking forward to helping you complete your own Digital Genealogy Family Album and Preserving your Family History Artistically!

Barb Groth

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