Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Ancestor cards

Karen Jenkins

Karen Jenkins has come up with one of the best ideas I have seen in a long time, Ancestor Cards.   She posted her idea on The Organized Genealogist Facebook Page and she gave me permission to showcase it here.

Karen designed a template in MS Publisher to make cards for her ancestors (think trading cards).  There are just so many possibilities for this.  I have visions of passing these out at family reunions.  She has made the template available to anyone that wants it.

Karen’s Template

Here are some examples:


Copyright © 2015 Karen Jenkins, used with permission

 

Copyright © 2015 Ria Cabral, used with permission

 


Copyright © 2015 Laura Denio, used with permission

 

Copyright © 2015 Michele Simmons Lewis

15 comments:

  1. I liked this idea too Michele. Being a former scrapbooker, I think it's a great idea.

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    1. I am in AWE of scrapbookers! I just don't have the patience for it but jeepers you can create such beautiful albums and mementos! Legacy has a free webinar on scrapbooking but I have been afraid to watch it :) :) :) http://www.familytreewebinars.com/download.php?webinar_id=259

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  2. An interesting idea, it really would be a great concept for family reunions.. Thank you.

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  3. I love the card examples and even though i was reminded of this great idea by Karen, I have seen it posted elsewhere. Such a great idea and a lovely way to display information. Aesthetically Pleasing to the eye!

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    1. Thanks for letting me post one of your cards, Ria :) I really think this would spark interest in the non genealogist family members.

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  4. Michele,

    I want to let you know that your blog post is listed in today's Fab Finds post at http://janasgenealogyandfamilyhistory.blogspot.com/2015/02/follow-friday-fab-finds-for-february-20.html

    Have a great weekend!

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  5. Thank you so much MIchele! What a great idea!

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  6. Years ago I bought a set of cards like that, with a spot to glue a photo and lines of data to fill out. They stay together with a large metal ring. These are even more personal.

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  7. Thanks for sharing Michele! Awesome idea Karen! This would also be helpful in teaching children about their ancestors!

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  8. Michele, I tried out the template, but when I entered new info and saved the changes, the original blue box line in Publisher gets saved, too. I can't find a way to delete it. Even when I removed all the overlay boxes and nothing was left, the blue box couldn't be deleted. Is there a way to get rid of it?

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  9. I don't see Karen's ancestor card here, is it missing? She was in our group Organized Genealogist on FB but not seeing her there either.

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  10. I am not sure why the images have disappeared. I embedded them not linked to them. I have never had that happen before.

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  11. I did a search on the Organized Genealogy and it appears the thread has been removed (unless I am just not finding it).

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  12. I can't find Karen on FB either. Maybe she deleted her profile? A mystery for sure.

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