I've sold more than one million genealogy pages to people who want a simple way to organize their family history.
I have always loved family history but I struggled for a long time trying to tame the chaos that came with inheriting boxes of photographs, documents, and heirlooms. As a mom with three young kids, I needed a way to work on my family history that didn't take over my house (and my life). I also felt like time was slipping away from me as family members were getting older, days were getting busier, and all those promises that this would be the year I finally got my genealogy together kept going unrealized.
I put these pages together after I couldn't find a good way to share all of the stories and photos that I had inherited. Using worksheets let me build my family tree books one page at a time and gave me a way to track my research and see my ancestors' stories laid out in an organized fashion.
In the last four years, people around the world have started using my pages - so incredible! - and they've given me great ideas for adding new pages to the collection.
Once the pages really started to sell, people asked for more guidance on setting up their books, filling in the worksheets, and just getting their family history out of boxes. I created a book and a series of courses to help people who wanted that little bit of extra and there are more books and classes on the way.
Family Tree Notebooks is a system of worksheets that you can mix and match to build ancestor "chapters" that hold all of the records, photos, and stories you want to share.
/// Each ancestor has an index number that you use to organize their pages. You can come up with your own index numbers or follow the handy pre-numbered index that goes from one starting "root" person all the way up to that person's 4th great-grandparents.
/// Add in siblings, cousins, business partners, second marriages, adoptive parents...you can capture all of those relationships just by using the right combination of pages.
/// I only sell digital pages because the pages are designed to be used again and again. This keeps the cost down and it also means that you'll always have all the pages you need to work on your family history!