Make Your Own Family History Book
Chronicle your family history in an elegant family history book of your own design, is one of the most rewarding and enlightening experiences you can have. Bookemon makes it possible for you, with ease, to maintain and preserve a living record of your family history from past generations to stories still unfolding in your family today. You can make your own family history book in bookstore quality print or share it among your family circles online. And for those special families gathering, there are no better gifts to share than your one and only, family history book.
At Bookemon, we believe that bookmaking should be easy, fun and enriching. Every family has treasure memories to savor, wonderful life journeys of past generations and wisdoms to pass onto future generations. Book is a perfect vehicle for you to capture and preserve your family history in perpetuity to be cherished by your family and future generations.
We offer ready to use book templates and design resources for you to make your own family history book. There are more than 128 color choices for text and page background and over 20 different fonts for you to choose from. You can use one of the four family history book templates to start your book project or you could decide to create your own design completely and start with our blank book templates. Our online book builder also provides you with an extensive library of clip art relevant to family theme. Bookemon makes it easy for you to create a one of a kind book of your own design.
You can make a family history book with as little as 20 pages or up to 460 pages in length. Our books come in Portrait, Square or Landscape orientation of various sizes in either soft or hardcover format. Historic records, artifacts and rare pictures can be scanned in and uploaded for use in your book and fresh stories can be typed in using the online book builder. After your have completed your book project, you can order as little as a single copy or as many copies as you need whenever you wish.
Making a Family History Book
You are free to capture and chronicle your family memories and history in your own way with your own design. After all, you are creating a one of a kind book for your own family and friends. With our online book builder, you can include a wide variety of content in your book. You can add photos, graphics, scanned letters and artifacts, genealogy documents in Word, PDF or PowerPoint formats and fresh stories you typed in online. Ask your family members to contribute with their own collection of photos, memories of parents and grandparents and so on. Use the Bookemon clipart library or clipart you can find online using Yahoo and Google search engine, to give creative accent to the pages and in no time, you will have your own family history book ready to be published and available in bookstore quality print.
Tools and Tips on Making Your Own Book
You have three options to choose from to start creating your books and they are:
1. Start with a Blank Template
If you are self-assured and quite comfortable with using technology and standard PC or MAC applications, then you can use this option to create a book totally of your own design. We provide you with a library of clipart, page backgrounds, text and image box frames and individual page templates to simplify your design tasks.
2. Start with a Document
If you have your book completely or mostly created on your computer already, you will be able to upload them to create your book using this option. Our site supports Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and Adobe PDF file formats. You can use our online Bookbuilder to add more pages to your book online and to accentuate your pages using our extensive clipart library.
3. Start with a pre-designed template
To make it simple for majority of our members to create their books for the first time, we provide a library of book templates for every theme offered on our site. These templates come with a set of book pages designed and pre-arranged to fit the theme of the book template you have chosen. You are free to follow the template page designs exactly or with your own creative variation. In fact, using a pre-designed template won't limit your ability to modify any of the template pages or remove them altogether. Once you feel comfortable with the online Bookbuilder, you can design the book exactly the way you like.
The Bookmaking process
Once you have created your book, you will be ready to add content to your book pages. Here are a few tips:
1. Uploading photos, clipart or documents
Under the left panel of the Bookbuilder, you will find the Media Library containing sections for photos, clipart and documents. Choose one of the sections to upload your content into your newly created book. Photos uploaded into your book will be saved under the Photo section of the Media Library panel. Similarly, clipart can be uploaded into the clipart section and documents in MS Word, Powerpoint or PDF formats can be uploaded into the document section.
2. Adding Photos and Clipart onto a page
From photo section under the Media Library, use Drag N' Drop to place a selected photo onto a book page. If you drag it onto an existing image box on the page, the photo will be placed inside the image box. If none existed on the page, then photos placed on the page will have an image box created for it automatically.
3. Adding Text in your book
Before you can add text onto a book page, you will need to create a text box. To enter text content in the text box, click on the textbox to reveal its editing menu bar and choose Edit. Once you enter into the Text Editor, you will be able to directly enter text into the textbox or use Cut N' Paste to copy text content from elsewhere into the textbox in question.
Total of 4 Family History book templates:
Family Tree (8.5x11)
Family Tree (11x8.5)
Family Book (8.5x11)
Family Book (11x8.5)