Jean McClelland has written an article in the Herald-Dispatch (Huntington, West Virginia), Scrapbooking is popular way to preserve family history, about combining two very popular hobbies: genealogy and scrapbooking.
Once she took up the hobby, she wanted to document her father’s life. Her father, Kermit Rice, shared stories of his childhood, the lives of his parents and their parents.
Before she knew it, she was compiling a living memory of her father’s family. Now, she is combining genealogical records with the scrapbooking.
“I made a connection between genealogy and visual representation,” she said.
I’ve known more than one genealogist who was using major aspects of scrapbooking when putting together a presentation for a family reunion.