See how others are making family history

GALLERY

Painting - Greatest Generation

Painting - Greatest Generation

My grandma has instilled in me a work ethic that I’ve carried with me through my life. She taught me generosity and frugality and anyone who knows her would recognize her life of hard work and dedication to her family. I’ve been so blessed to have such a wonderful relationship with her and I wanted to create something that would remind me of her as she will always be in my memories. I want my children to look at my painting see the type of woman that she was. - Jeffery R. Pugh

Mixed-Media Portrait of Dad

Mixed-Media Portrait of Dad

As a child my dad would take me hunting for fossils. We both play the guitar and he passed his love of music down to me. Using fossils and old pictures I made this mixed-media portrait of my dad. -Krisi Church Summers, Utah

Pencil Sketch - Hannah

Pencil Sketch - Hannah

This is a portrait I drew of my little sister, Hannah. - Erica B., Washington

Painting

Painting

My amazingly talented wife, Samantha, made this painting for me before we were married. It is a part of our family history in that is represents the seedlings of our family unit; it represents the incredibly important foundational love that is the precursor and key contributing factor to starting and raising up a family together. The phrase in Italian that I taught Sam, stamped at the top of the painting, "ti voglio bene per sempri (sp)" translates to, "I love you forever." - Chas and Sam Kelly

Grandpa's War Medals

Grandpa's War Medals

I gathered all of my Grandfather's military medals and framed them for our family. - J.B. Wall, California

Digital Painting

Digital Painting

This is a digital watercolor I drew in Photoshop. This image captures the moments when my daughter would dress up to practice the piano. - Adam Zollinger, Utah

Photo Essay of Geseke, Germany

Photo Essay of Geseke, Germany

I love photography and made a photo essay of my ancestral town in Geseke, Germany. The ancestors who lived there were millers by profession so it was exciting to see there are still mills around the town. - Kristina Potter, Arizona

Video- Breakfast in the Morning

Video- Breakfast in the Morning

Nothing better than breakfast with my wife in the morning, especially when it is homemade pancakes with strawberries and whipped cream. I had to write a short song about it all. Enjoy! - Travis Pitcher

A Mixed-Media Portrait of Mom

A Mixed-Media Portrait of Mom

I made this art piece of my mom from a picture of her in the 70s (love her hair!). I love my mom's spunk and fun personality. She has helped me grow in so many ways! - Krisi Church Summers, Utah

Shadow Box - Eagle Scout

Shadow Box - Eagle Scout

Scouting was a big part of my life growing up. This is a shadow box of the ranks I earned. - Eddy Summers, Utah

Digital Portrait

Digital Portrait

I used Photoshop to paint this portrait of my daughter. - Adam Zollinger

Video - Birth Story

Video - Birth Story

Welcome to the family, boy. -Travis Pitcher

Shadow Box - My Mission

Shadow Box - My Mission

I served a two year service mission for my church in Texas. My wife made this shadow box for me to remember the time and place I spent living in Texas. - Eddy Summers

Digital Cartoon

Digital Cartoon

I used Photoshop to paint this cartoon of my son. - Adam Zollinger

Video - Grandma's Autobiography

Video - Grandma's Autobiography

While scanning some family photos I discovered my Grandma's childhood autobiography she wrote when she was in middle school. It had stories and pictures my family had never known of before. I recorded her reading the text and made a movie using her voice and the pictures in the autobiography. - Becca Summers

Video - Christmas Card

Video - Christmas Card

Last year my family decided to try a new way of making Christmas cards. Making the film came second to the time we spent together that day at the beach. After the sun set my little family huddled together on a blanket and we munched on pizza. We sat and talked together as we watched the stars reflect their light on the water. This was one of the best days of my life, I'm glad there's some footage to remember it by. - Becca Summers

Mixed-Media Family Tree

Mixed-Media Family Tree

Using old slides, copies of photographs, and a tree rubbing I made a mixed-media family tree. - Krisi Church Summers

Shadow Box- Blessing Dress

Shadow Box- Blessing Dress

This is a shadow box I made for the outfit my daughter's wore on her blessing day. - Krisi Summers

Digital Portait

Digital Portait

This is a portrait I drew of my youngest daughter. It is a digital watercolor I made in Photoshop. - Adam Zollinger

Photography - Farm House View

Photography - Farm House View

I took this photograph at my parents house in Fairview - Babetta Kelly

Custom Fan Chart

Custom Fan Chart

I created a visual fan chart to better understand and appreciate my ancestry. Since then I've had many requests and so I began selling them at VisualAncestry.com - Ryan Haldeman

2.5D Animated Picture

2.5D Animated Picture

While working on a documentary about my grandfather I began experimenting with visual effects that could bring the old photos to life. I learned how to create what is often referred to as a "2.5d Parallax Effect" to make still images look three dimensional. Click the blue link below to see the video. This is the first home that my grandparents owned, located in California. - Ryan Haldeman