My Family History Mini Ebook is a booklet for your personal history. Answer the questions yourself and save for your grandchildren. Or use it to interview your older relatives.
You can fill out and read My Family History from start to finish. It’s also possible to select pages to fill out and print.
This is a six page PDF. You can edit the cover page. The next page is blank. The questionnaire takes up three pages. The last page can be filled out as you want.
★ Cover page: A cover image and title.
★ (Next is one blank page to make printing easier.)
★ 1st page: The full name of the person described. Favorite quote, portrait, personal data including one spouse and up to six children. Information about how the booklet was filled out.
★ 2nd page: My Childhood Family. Parents, grandparents and up to five siblings.
★ 3rd page: My Life. Twenty short writing prompts to describe a life from childhood to adulthood.
★ 4th page: My Story. A full page to add whatever you want. You can go into details about a defining event, add a family recipe, or share an anecdote.
The first and second pages together have the basic data needed to pursue genealogy. The third and fourth page add the meat that makes family history come alive.
YOU GET FOUR FILES
1 My Family History Mini Ebook as a PDF in US letter size
1 My Family History Mini Ebook as a PDF in A4 size
1 zip file with three complimentary jpg images (one cover image, one male, and one female silhoutte portrait)
1 PDF with FAQ and instructions
To resolve any questions you may have as quickly as possible, read the FAQ document. But feel free to contact Find a Swede with your feedback and questions.
WHAT YOU CAN’T CHANGE
The font (Garamond)
The formatting of the text
WHAT YOU CAN CHANGE
★ One cover image (6.7”x6.7” or 17 cm x17 cm)
★ One personal portrait (2”x2.8” or 5 cm x 7cm)
Edit the My Family History on your computer with the free app Adobe Acrobat Reader. Get it here. All editing using other software is done at your own risk. The ebook can be viewed on other devices, but the font may look different.
Like the family tree templates, My Family History uses the font Garamond. It comes pre-installed on many Windows computers and on Mac. Download the font here. Mac users may have to activate the font. Read instructions to activate it here.