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Madison County Genealogical Society

Minutes of the Meeting - October 11, 2012

The October 2012 meeting of the Madison County Genealogical Society was held at the EdwardsvillePublic Library on Thursday, October 11, at 7:00 pm.

President, Robert Ridenour, called the meeting to order.

The following is the Treasurer's report for the month of September:


Do you have a family member that is interested in (or even obsessed with) genealogy? A membership in the Madison County Genealogical Society would be a very thoughtful gift. A gift card will be sent to the recipient of any gift membership.

The following memberships are available:
Individual/Family Annual Membership $20.00
Patron Annual Membership $30.00
Life Membership $250.00

Contact our Secretary, Petie Hunter, at, about a gift membership.

October Meeting

On October 11, 2012, Lola DeGroff presented a program on Creating a Digital Scrapbook.

Lola said that when she started out in digital scrapbooking, she tried several scrapbooking programs. She found that many of the programs created results that could only be used by the creating program. That meant that to share the scrapbook with someone else, they would have to use the same program. She finally found Scrapbook Flair, which allows the user to export the scrapbook files in a JPEG format. A JPEG file is an image file and can be opened by many different programs, even on different operating systems.

Scrapbook Flair is a very inexpensive Windows system program. It is a free download or, if you want a CD copy it will cost $5 for shipping.

The program has many graphics on the CD and there are even more available on the Scrapbook Flair website <>

Lola brought the Scrapbook Flair program on a CD and several of the attendees brought their laptops and loaded the program. She also brought a CD of additional backgrounds, fonts, and embellishments. Lola had a handout that leads you through the steps of creating a scrapbook page and exporting it as a JPEG. It then leads the user through the steps of uploading the pages and having the scrapbook printed.

If you would like a copy of this handout, it can be downloaded or printed here.

This was an interesting presentation and generated questions and comments from the audience.