About Scrapbook Chronicles  Welcome Guest
  • This website supports the creation of online digital scrapbooks with pictures, maps, and associated stories about people, places, and things.  Users can login via Facebook and create public, private, or shared scrapbooks.  Public scrapbooks can be viewed by everyone including other users and guests.  Private scrapbooks can only be viewed by the user who created the while they are logged in.  Shared scrapbooks can be viewed and updated by anyone who is logged in.  The pictures in each scrapbook are organized by user defined categories,, and can be sorted by date, title, or last update.  To view a scrapbook, select one of the shared or public scrapbooks listed or login to select one of your own private scrapbooks.  The default when opening a new scrapbook is all time periods, all categories, and 2 small pictures per row with 4 lines of scrollable text. If there are more pictures than the current page limit, click the next button to see next group of pictures.  Changes to the default settings are saved via cookies.  When more than 1 picture is displayed per row, the title of any picture can be clicked to view the single picture and full text.  Then clicking on home button will return to previous multiple picture display.

    Once a user has logged in, they can add, change, or delete entries in their own public or private scrapbooks plus shared scrapbooks.  The author of a scrapbook can change its name and type at any time via the update scrapbook button visible when author is logged in.  To update a scrapbook entry, clicking on the update button shown  next to category and date by each picture while logged in.   The required fields are title and category.  Optional fields include date, keywords, links for picture and website, map marker info, and description.  See
    Help references for more information.

    The optional map marker name and address can be used to set latitude and longitude for placement of marker on single or multiple marker Google map.  Next to the map address field there is a "Lookup Address" button which will calculate the latitude and longitude for the map address field.  There is a link to multiple marker map which will display all the defined map markers in a category with the specified keywords.  For example, in the "Rotary Organization" shared scrapbook, you can choose category "clubs" and keyword "6950" and then click on "
    map" to view a multiple marker map showing location of all the clubs in Rotary District 6950.  You can then click on a marker to see pop-up information block with links to the club scrapbook entry, search for map name and address, and link to get directions to the club.  If you add keyword "Thursday" you can restrict map to just those clubs in district 6950 that meet on Thursday.  Rotarians and Rotaractors are welcome to login and add their own clubs and districts with maps to the shared "Rotary Organization" scrapbook.

    Current public and shared scrapbooks and maps  include the following:

    1.  Presidents -
    All Categories  Libraries  Map of Libraries
  • 2.  Rotary Organizations - All Categories Clubs  District 6950 Clubs  Map of District 6950 Clubs
  • 3.  Don Higgins - All Categories  Music(click icon to listen)  Vacations  Map of Vacations

  • The software supporting this website is open source under General Public License.  Anyone can download the source code and implement it on their own website if they want to manage their own online digital scrapbook website.  All that is required is a domain name and a hosting service provider supporting PHP and MySQL.  The annual cost for a domain and website hosting service is estimated to be less than $200 per year. 

    All authors must comply with the
    Terms of Service which includes complying with Facebook Terms of Service (no hate posts, no pornography, etc.).
    Interested scrapbook authors are welcome to login to website and also join the
    Scrapbook Chronicles About Life Facebook user group to add to shared scrapbooks and create their own scrapbooks.  Note any scrapbook can be saved as a PDF with all pictures and full text.  See example links in references.
Copyright 2018 Don Higgins Open Source under GPL V1.03 (Early Adapters)