Make a Family History Photo Book in Three Days - March 2023

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You can make a family history book in 3 days! In this workshop, you will learn how to make a 20-page photo book using a combination of photographs, documents, and text to tell their ancestors’ stories. You’ll discover the secrets to creating a good layout and how to keep the story flowing from page to page. 

Make a Family History Photo Book in Three Days

This online course contains three lessons delivered through video and written formats, along with quizzes and exercises so you can practice what you learn. You’ll have plenty of chances to ask questions within each lesson and get feedback from your instructor, Sunny Jane Morton.

DATE: March 20, 2023 - March 23, 2023

Course Outline:

Day 1: Determine the Content of Your Book

  • Meet Your Instructor and Introduce Yourself
  • Tell a Story in 20 pages
  • 5 Elements to Include in a Photo Book
  • Choosing High-Quality Resources
  • Do Your Photos Need a Touch-UP
  • Next Steps and Discussion

Day 2: Create Your Book Layout

  • Book Layout
  • Using Online Photo Vendors Q&A
  • Create a Page Plan
  • Using Shutterfly to Create a Book
  • Next Steps and Discussion

Day 3: Add the Finishing Touches

  • Finalize and Order Your Book
  • Download the course materials
  • Join our Facebook Alumni Group
  • Tell Us How We Did

*The videos in this workshop are closed captioned.

About the Instructor

Sunny Jane Morton

Sunny Jane Morton is a Contributing Editor at Family Tree Magazine; Contributing Editor at, Editor of Ohio Genealogy News and a blogger for She is author of How to Find Your Family History in U.S. Church Records and Story of My Life: A Workbook for Preserving Your Legacy.

How do Family Tree University workshops work?

Take the course at your own pace! 

From the course start date, you’ll be able to log in to view and access your lessons and start interacting on the discussion boards. Your instructor will check in regularly to answer all of the questions and provide feedback. You will have access to your courses anytime, anywhere, with a computer, tablet or smartphone, and can study when it's most convenient for you.

After the course end date, the course will become read-only for one year. You will continue to have access through your dashboard to the materials, but the discussion boards will be closed. The materials are yours to keep. You can download them onto your desktop to access online or offline.

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