Having access to so many different census records online gives us all a wealth of information that we might not have otherwise known. It allows us to look into the past and connect with our family genealogy.
Randy found a ship record from 1935 where my great grandparents and my grandmother are listed showing this apartment building as their residence.
And I'm so lucky to be living just a quick train ride from NYC! Randy and I were up there for Surtex earlier this month and we took a side trip to some of these addresses we'd found. It almost feels like we were walking in their shoes. One of the buildings allowed us inside to photograph the parlor. He told us that when they were living here the building was only a couple of years old. I can imagine the elegance of that time.
Now my challenge is how to take all the information I have, all the photographs and the stories and compile them into a chronological heritage scrapbook. It seems a bit overwhelming. I want to be sure all the pictures I have and can round up are the focus. The writing needs to be clearly readable too. Showing some pages I've made in the past I really noticed that, as beautiful as my digital art was, it was hard to tell what was going on and hard to read the journaling.
A heritage book should be read like a coffee table book. How do I do this with my love of blending? LOL! I'm thinking that pages like these here can be a repeat of information and an occassional showcase spread to break up the book... maybe that will work!