I just discovered how easy it is to get photos and other information back from Facebook; consequently, I am now planning to back up my Facebook data, all 150 megabytes. This option has probably existed for a while, but I never used it.
The account settings area (click on home in the upper right hand corner) contains an active link to download a copy of your Facebook data. Click on the link.
Facebook will generate your personal archive and send you an email when the file is ready.
The resulting file contains all the photos, comments, and other information in your Facebook account. The final step is to back up this file onto a CD, external hard drive, or online service to ensure that the information is not lost, even if your computer fails.
Now that I have all my data back, I am planning to create a Facebook StoryBook. I will provide an update to this posting, once I have completed my photo book.