Course curriculum

    1. Meet Your Instructor: Sunny Morton

    2. Workshop Objective

    3. Course Access: March 20-22, 2023

    4. Learn To Use the Course Player

    5. Before we begin ...

    6. Contact Us

    1. Introduction

    2. My Dads Childhood Sample Book

    3. The Ballad of Thomas Selby Sample Book

    4. Examples of Photo Books by Previous Students: 400 Years of Family History

    5. Examples of Photo Books by Previous Students: An Ancestor Biography

    6. Examples of Photo Books by Previous Students: A Revolutionary War Patriot

    7. Example of Photo Books by Previous Students: Thanksgiving Family Reunions

    8. Choose High-Quality Resources for Your Project

    9. 5 Elements to Include in a Photo Book

    10. Do Your Photos need a Touch-Up?

    11. Touching Up Your Roots

    12. Day 1 Discussion Board

    1. Laying Out Your Book

    2. Using Online Photo Book Vendors - Q&A

    3. Create a Page Plan

    4. Make a Photo Book at Shutterfly

    5. Day 2 Questions

    1. Finalize and Order Your Book

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    2. Please take our survey

About this course

  • $79.99
  • 26 lessons
  • 1 hour of video content

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  • Courses

    Our courses consist of four or more written lessons that may also contain videos, slide shows, and other elements. There are self-directed quizzes and/or exercises to help you apply your knowledge. In addition, you'll have access to discussion boards where you can ask your instructor, questions about the materials during the course dates.

  • Instructor

    Instructor access for the duration of three days, so you can ask questions about what you've learned.

  • Access

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  • Materials

    All the materials will be available for download, and you'll have access to the course materials online for about a year after the start date. After the course end date, it will go into read-only mode, so you'll still be able to reach the materials, but you'll no longer have access to the instructor or message boards.

  • What You’ll Need

    Please ensure that you have internet access and that your browsers and computer system are fairly up-to-date. The course materials are designed to be compatible with most devices.


Sunny Jane Morton is an award-winning writer who has advanced training in genealogy, history, and memoir-writing. She is a contributing editor for Family Tree Magazine and Your DNA Guide; author of Story of My Life: A Workbook for Preserving Your Legacy and How to Find Your Family History in U.S. Church Records; and a writing coach and course developer for Family Tree University.

Sunny Jane Morton