If you have a lot of pictures to put in this scrapbook and are going off the colors in the pictures but you have a color theme in mind. I would go with black and white pictures! This way your pictures will go with any color you pick! For the basic supplies...you will need:
1. A Paper trimmer
You could go to your library. I know mine has a lot of books on scrapbooking your family tree.
Good luck and I hope this helped!