The first thing to keep in mind is that this is going to be a project. As a point of reference, I spent almost three weeks doing the web site, and I already had all the text, thanks to my parents, and the images were already scanned in. The remaining time was spent processing the images, dividing the text up into manageable chunks, and laying out the pages so they would look good at almost any screen size or color depth. The good news is that you are probably not going to be working under any kind of a deadline, so you can take your time and do it right. The most important thing is to get started. It won't get done if you don't start. I am really grateful that Debbie instigated this whole project.

I've broken this up into several sections. Start with the computer stuff, go to the gathering the stories section, on to the image processing section, the "Plan Your Journey" section, and then go through either or both of the printed and web site sections, depending on whether your are going to do a printed or web site journey. Click on any of the buttons to go to the appropriate sections.

Computer stuff you may need or want to do your own journey. You might be surprised at little you have to actually own to do this. If you already have your own computer, you probably own most of what you need all ready. If you don't own a computer, don't give up. You can still do your own journey, it will just take a little longer. You do not have to spend a fortune to do this! Click here for more information.
Where to find the stories and some suggestions on how to assemble it into a journey of your own. Click here for more information.
What to do with all those pictures. How to scan them in and what to do with them after you have them. Click here for more information.
Plan your work and work your plan. It can save you a lot of grief later. Click here for more information.
Some thoughts on preparing a print version of your journey. Click here for more information.
Plugging your journey into the web. Any entirely different animal from the printed version. Click here for more information.
In closing, I would like to stress again that whatever time you invest in this project will ultimately be worth it. If nobody appeciates it now, there is a real good chance that your kids, grandkids or other descendants will in the future.