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#1 OCArt

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 05:26

I want to leave a family tree and some memories of the various ancestors to my heirs. I'd like to find a bound book in roughly A4 size ( about 8.5x11" U.S.)  That would give me room to draw the family tree and accommodate my large handwriting.  Any suggestions for a journal or book that would survive the ages to come?

 

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 07:17

If you are looking for a custom made book then there are two artisans on FPN you should look at actually there may be more but these two are a good starting point.

http://www.fountainp...s/#entry3437479

http://www.fountainp...88#entry3430789

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 09:05

A lot depends on your budget. If you are hand-writing in it then the paper will obviously be paramount. No point buying an expensive leather bound journal, for example, if the paper is useless with fountain pen inks.

For a good value journal, in the size you require, you could try Strathmore's Premium 500 Series Writing Journal. The paper is archival quality.

http://www.dickblick...riting-journal/

Edited by migo984, 25 August 2015 - 09:12.

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#4 OCArt

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 17:23

Thanks for the feedback.  I decided to handwrite it as I'd love to have a book handwritten by my grandparents.  Any other suggestions?  Maybe at $100-150?



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Posted 26 August 2015 - 20:08

You  might get in touch with a real printing company and look into the feasibility of having them make a hard bound book out of your work after you complete it. That way you could make clean edits of your work before committing it to posterity.



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Posted 26 August 2015 - 22:09

This is what I'm using to document all four branches of our family tree (one book per branch). It's a bit higher than your price range ($197), but includes nearly every kind of category/section you can think of for a project like this. The book is archival, beautifully made, and has divinely smooth, fountain pen friendly pages. There's no better family history book on earth, IMHO.

 

http://www.graphicim...r_p/mfh-gti.htm

 

They're being discontinued after decades on the market. Best not delay, if you want one.

 

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Edited by PaperQueen, 26 August 2015 - 22:11.

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Posted 27 August 2015 - 02:16

Paperqueen,

Thanks for the recommendation on the family history book.  I just ordered one from Amazon (they had a good price.)



#8 PaperQueen

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Posted 28 August 2015 - 00:01

Paperqueen,

Thanks for the recommendation on the family history book.  I just ordered one from Amazon (they had a good price.)

 

Was it the one by Graphic Image? If yes, you'll be glad you got it---definitely the gold standard for something to be kept for generations. Enjoy!


Why are there fourteen samples of dark plum ink on my desk? Because I still haven't found the right shade.

Is that a problem...???  : : : sigh : : : 

 

Update: Great. Finally found one I love (Lamy Dark Lilac) but I can't get more. Ah, life in my inky world....






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