Saturday, August 28, 2010

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Make Your Own Poster

It's Saturday Night - is everyone ready for some Genealogy Fun?

Your mission, should you decide to accept it (and I hope that you do... because this one is really cool!), is to:

1) Go to the website and explore their FREE offerings. Click on the "Create" button, or choose to make a slideshow or posters from their main page (there are more than one screen of poster backgrounds).

2) Make one or more posters or other creation - perhaps they relate to genealogy or your own family history. Save them to your computer (right click, Save as Picture for Windows users).

3) Show your creations to us... in your own blog post, on a Facebook post, etc. If you make a really neat one and want to show it to the world but don't have a way to do it, send it to me ( and I'll show it off for you in a blog post.

My thanks to Sheri Fenley (by the way, where are you Fenley, on vacation?) for showing us her ImageChef creations in her post How I Spent My Sunday Evening And So Should You! last April, and being the inspiration for this SNGF challenge.

Here's mine:

1) I had to have a "Wanted" poster. Devier J. Smith was adopted and I don't know his parents names:

2) I've always wanted to be on television talking about genealogy (not sure about the rabbit ears, though):

3) Wouldn't you have loved to have this in the background at a concert? I wanted to put the caption "Genealogy Rocks" on the image but it obscured the show title:

Like Sheri said, you can spend hours playing around with this site, and the others she mentioned! Be creative! Enjoy!


Joan Miller (Luxegen) said...

What fun! Right up there with the Genealogy Newspapers I was making this week from Twitter hashtags.

Thanks Randy!

Dorene from Ohio said...

This mission was so much fun! Thanks Randy! Here is a link to my post with a few genealogy related posters:

Bill West said...

Here's mine, Randy:

Greta Koehl said...

Thanks for the fun, Randy! Mine is at

Virginia Hill said...

This was about as much fun as creating the Surname Wordle last year. Great idea!

Karen said...

Thanks - this is the first time I've been able to participate in SNGF, and I really enjoyed it! One poster done so far, a few more to come, I think... :)

Paula Hinkel said...

This was so much fun!! And it pushed me to do something I have been wanting to do. I found a great free web slideshow utility that was super-easy to use.

Here is a link to my little slide show:


Anonymous said...

My contribution can be found HERE. This was alot of fun.


James Tanner said...

Thanks for pointing out my typos. Even I know the difference between mute and moot.

Unknown said...

geesh, everyone was having so much fun last night. I loved all the posts. I missed all the fun last night because I went to a outdoor Michael Feinstein concert at the San Diego Embarcardo last night. Well it is Sunday morning I will just have th catch up with the fun later on after church and a Genealogy get together.

Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith said...

Thanks for a fun one, Randy!