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Are you ready to transform your ancestral stories, photos and other historical records into a heritage keepsake that will have your family awestruck?

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Bring Your Family History to Life

The design course for non-designers who want to create custom family history books or heritage keepsakes.

Bring Your Family History to Life is an 8-week course to teach you the core elements of family history book design. You’ll step into a designer’s shoes to learn the step-by-step process of creating unique heritage keepsakes from your genealogy discoveries and ancestral stories.

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Cami loves the Ancestor Summary Template and Training

WOW! I have thought about this product over the years but didn’t realize all that was behind what you see. Files explaining how to do it yourself. Videos guiding through the whole process. She has outdone herself in creating the Ancestor summary. Such an amazing tool to get to know ancestors better. Thanks for all your hard work!
A family history book is the culmination of years (and years) of research and writing. It’s your gift for future generations to learn about their ancestors, so you want it to be remarkable.

You have all your stories, photos and other content ready to use, but the pages are still frustratingly blank.

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There is a LOT of advice on the internet on this topic, and most of it leaves you more confused.

  • Which program should you use?
  • What is the best page size for your project?
  • How do you get your book printed?
  • Does paper stock matter? 
  • What is binding, and how do you choose one?
  • How do you organise the content, so it makes sense?

You wish you had the budget to hire a designer to do it for you…

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Now picture the future where you feel confident and excited, proudly showing designed-by-you heritage books to your friends and family.

Because you now have the skills to:

  • Plan different layouts to organise and arrange content
  • Find design inspiration for new projects
  • Pick a software option that is right for you
  • Create unique templates to use again and again
  • Choose the best keepsake for the content you have

Unlock your inner design skills, even if you think you’re not creative.

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Gay was motivated by the Ancestral Stories workshop

I can’t tell you how much your workshop has motivated and inspired me. I feel like even if I don’t produce a book (but I do hope to!), using the writing guide is an excellent way to think about and organize your research.
Wouldn’t it be amazing if a designer gave you the exact steps to take to create custom family history books and heritage keepsakes?
I think so too, which is why I’ve created:
Bring Your Family History To Life
Step-by-step training to teach you the skills required to create custom family history books and heritage keepsakes.
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What’s inside the programme

Bring Your Family History to Life is an 8-week course that includes 6 weeks of training and 2 for doing.

We do the course together over 8 weeks with self-paced training and live Q&A sessions to help you implement the training and get any help you need with your project.

Training modules drop on weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 8.

Weeks 5 and 7 are for doing the tasks. Use this time to implement the lessons, get feedback on or help with your project.

Module 1: Decide
In this module, you’ll review the production process and decide on the content structure, binding options and how you’ll produce the final book.

Module 2: Plan
In this module, you’ll plan the layout of your heritage keepsake by working through how to organise and arrange your content.

Module 3: Prepare
In this module, you’ll prepare for the project by choosing the type of keepsake to create, the structure to use and you’ll get your content ready to use.

Module 4: Design
In this module, you’ll design the look and feel of your heritage keepsake by learning how to find inspiration, choose fonts, colours and image treatments.

Module 5: Format
In this module, you’ll create the reusable template and use it to format the content to match the plan from Module 2.

Module 6: Finalise
In this module, you’ll finalise your product so that it’s ready to print and bind in the method chosen in Module 1.

Other Features
Training weeks – Weekly office hours via Zoom for Q&A sessions

Doing weeks – Thrice weekly office hours via Zoom for Q&A. You’ll also have the opportunity to submit your work-to-date for feedback or help.

Bring Your Family History To Life will give you the confidence to finally create heritage keepsakes for yourself, friends and family.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

I want you to be satisfied with your purchase so I offer a 7-day no questions asked refund period. If the program is not for you, contact the support team within the first 7-days of the course (before Module 2 drops). You’ll receive a full refund minus processing fees incurred by your payment system of choice.

I want you to be absolutely THRILLED with your purchase, so please reach out to our support team if you have any issues and we’ll be happy to resolve them with you. Click here to email the support team.

Amber saved hours with the All-In-One Genealogy Worksheet

This is brilliant. Thank you for making this available! I have been looking for a more sophisticated family group sheet. You have saved me hours and hours of time, and the efforts you’ve put into making it look pretty will make me proud to pass this record of my years of family history work on to my nieces.

Let’s get formally introduced

Hi, I’m Prudence, the Creative Family Historian.

Graphic designer. Family history enthusiast. Tim Tam connoisseur.

Using design to share stories is something I’ve been doing since I was a kid.

It started with telling Barbie’s story on little pieces of paper and evolved into creating a family newspaper when I was 11. When the genealogy bug bit, I immediately began a text-only heritage book to share all of my discoveries. My favourite part of learning new stories is sharing them.

I’ve been happily researching my family history since 1990 and working in graphic design-related jobs since the middle of that decade. Fast-forward to 2017, and I merged my two passions. I launched a blog and began selling family history templates online to help family-history enthusiasts like you share your ancestors’ stories too.

Design and family history together is my happy place.

Now it’s time to take my 25+ years of skill, know-how and experience to teach you how to create one-of-a-kind keepsakes that will have your family and friends amazed.

I can’t wait to see what you make.

Bring Your Family History to Life and You.

Before

You…

… don’t know how to organise the content so that it makes sense to the reader.

… aren’t sure what to create – a hardcover book, a family history binder, a set of trading cards or something else? 

… wish you could hire a professional to do this for you, but it’s not in your budget.

… can’t find beautiful templates that include timelines or family tree layouts.

… aren’t sure which program to use or what the page size should be.

… don’t know where to print, the paper stock to choose, or which binding option to use for your project.

After

You…

… select the perfect format for your heritage keepsake projects every time, based on the content you have and the outcome you want.

… can create layout plans on how to organise and arrange your content for readability.

… know how to find designs that inspire you and use that inspiration to create something unique that suits your style and heritage.

… can develop reusable templates for your projects

… have formatted a family history book or other keepsake based on your design

… understand how to prepare and send your future projects to print

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There will be limited spots available, so join the waitlist to make sure you hear first and don’t miss out.

Get ready for the VIP treatment! The Bring Your Family History to Life waitlist is the digital version of a red carpet.

You’ll receive email alerts for special bonus offers and notice as soon as the doors open, so you get in ahead of the crowd.

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Is Bring Your Family History to Life the right fit for you?

You’ve written your ancestral stories and have other genealogy discoveries ready to go.

You’re ready to create a coffee-table style family history book.

You want to design your own unique pages for family history binders.

You have stories and photos ready to create a “this is your life” style memory book.
You want to create something tangible for your descendants.

You understand that design and formatting a family history project is a time investment.

Bring Your Family History to Life is a hands-on design course to help you organise your content so you have a heritage keepsake print-ready at the end of the eight weeks.

Bring Your Family History to Life won’t add value if...

You haven’t written any stories or have other content ready to include.

Looking for help writing your stories? Consider Ancestral Stories.

You’re looking for help to organise and arrange your content only.

Join the wait list to find out more about, Lineage Layouts, coming early 2022.

You’re looking for a ready-to-use, pre-designed template. 

Check out the variety of family history templates in our store.

Nancy loved the Ancestor Discovery Worksheet

I love all the worksheet you have created, especially from a graphics point of view.  They are attractive as well as comprehensive.

Have more questions? Answers here!

You’ll have 12-months of access to the course.
You can access the training modules, but the Q&A and feedback sessions are only available during the live course dates. You’ll get the most value from the course by working through the material during the term.

During training weeks, a good rule of thumb would be 1-2 hours per week dedicated to watching the lessons and another 2-3 hours putting them into action.

Your time commitment during doing weeks will depend on the page count of your project. The larger the project, the more time you will need. Allow 3-4 hours for every 20-25 pages.

Yes, you’ll need to have your ancestral stories already written, and know which ancestors’ you’ll be including in the book. If you need help writing the stories then check out the Ancestral Stories course.

Yes, you’ll need to allow for the printing, production and shipping costs of your heritage keepsake.

Absolutely. The course has been developed for non-designers, and you’ll be taught the skills you need to find inspiration and create your heritage keepsake.

Have a different question? Send me an email to let me know how I can help.

Are you ready to start creating your family history keepsakes?

Join the waitlist and be the first to know when the doors open.

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