I'm with you, Rose. When I (and my sister, Holly) really dived into digi-scrapping, my sweet Dad took the time to scan all the old photos from his side and I did my Mom's side... I've scrapped a few very meaningful keepsake layouts and my kids love the books... I've even given some pages as Christmas gifts of the heritage ones to my Aunts and Uncles who have found them to be real treasures as well.
As sentimental as I am, I can't tell you how important those pages are to me that my children have them to pass along and remember a piece of where they come from.
Great to hear that you're inspired too!