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# Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Editors Pick: Family Tree Legacies
Posted by Diane


Family Tree Magazine editor Allison Stacy and I talked about everything we’d want in one of those “record your family history” books, and Family Tree Legacies: Preserving Memories Throughout Time is the result. We’re a little biased, but we love how well-organized, versatile and pretty it is (and we think it would make a good Christmas or wedding gift).



This book is a three-ring binder with blank fill-in pages for all kinds of information, and a CD in the back that has printable versions of all the fill-in pages.



Lovely tabbed separators divide the book into themed sections, each focusing on a different type of family history information.



Sections let you record details about your immediate family, extended family, memories and traditions, photographs, family heirlooms, relatives who served in the military, newspaper articles featuring family members, places that are prominent in your family history, family recipes and important dates.

Each section begins with tips and tricks (the one below gets you started finding newspaper articles about your family members) . . .



. . . and then has specially designed pages to record information. The pages below are in the Family Heirlooms section.



There’s also an introduction with 10 steps to discovering your family history and a reference guide with helpful references, websites and books. We also love the fold-out family tree chart (below).



You can use the stickers to mark historical family events in the calendar section, maps in the Places section and more.



We’re hoping Family Tree Legacies will become a keepsake you can pass on to future generations. 

Celebrating your heritage | Family Heirlooms | Genealogy books
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 5:09:46 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #  Comments [3]
Thursday, November 19, 2009 1:02:21 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
I would like to know if these pages are acid and lignun free. I called the company but have not been able to get this information. If the pages are not free of these ingredients, I wonder how long thie information will last.
Debra Hymovich
Thursday, November 19, 2009 5:26:24 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
Hi, Debra,
In our tests with a pH testing pen, the book's pages tested acid-free. We weren't able to test the cover and its components. We recommend keeping your genealogy information in multiple formats (in printed form, online, in your genealogy software) in case something happens to one of your recording methods. As with any heirloom item, you'll also want to store the book away from sunlight, in an area of your home with even temperature and humidity levels.
Diane
Diane
Thursday, December 10, 2009 9:50:52 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
Hi, again,

I wanted to pass on that we've received official word from the Family Tree Legacies printer that the paper is indeed acid-free and lignin-free, with an average pH of 7.

Thanks!
Diane
Diane
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