Creating a page for a heritage album covering a lot of information in the least amount of space does not have to be daunting. This simple photo timeline might be exactly what you need for your genealogy scrapbook.
A heritage scrapbook album is a perfect place to keep photos, documents, and stories together while creating a family-friend gift for future generations. A timeline quickly shares the life events of a relative in chronological order.
This layout allows you to achieve both objectives with ease.
How I Created This Timeline Scrapbook Layout
This simple genealogy scrapbook page converted a template with eight vertical photo spots into a horizontal timeline that spans two pages. Only one appears above.
Use the top four placeholders for photos of your ancestor.
Use the bottom four as text blocks instead of photos.
Use horizontal embellishments to create a visual line.
Use date tag embellishments instead of text to mark the decades.
Scrapbook Pro Tip: Scan or photograph original pictures for use in a scrapbook. Use a 600 dpi or higher resolution to reproduce the actual photograph to a 4 x 6 or 5 x 7 size.
When you scan your photos larger than what you need, you can then match the photo sizes for this page’s design.
More Heritage Scrapbook Layout Ideas
If you’re looking for a more challenging timeline layout, try this one inspired by a magazine layout.
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