No, we’re not ditching our Book of the Week blog entry — though as it’s late again, we wouldn’t blame you for suspecting as much. We have selected a history book as this week’s Book of the Week. The honor goes to “Henry C. Olney: 1886 Personal Diary, Monthly Accounts, and Memoranda” by Don Olney. We chose this book because it’s a perfect example of how anyone can use Blurb BookSmart to give new life to old memories.
To create this book, Don Olney digitally photographed his great great grandmother’s 1886 diary and uploaded the files into BookSmart. According to Don’s description of the book, it’s an “amazing collection of information about the life of a farm family in the finger lakes region of upstate New York before electricity, automobiles, or even phones in this area.” More than a century later, thanks to Blurb’s publishing service and Don’s hard work, what seemed like ancient history can now be enjoyed by everybody.
Congrats to Don for making our Book of the Week. For the rest of you: Have you used Blurb to made a family history book? If you have tips or simply a story to share about the experience, we’d love to hear from you.