Books and Oral Histories

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When you hire AncestryProGenealogists® to research your family, you will receive the highest quality service and attention to your goals. Your research time is devoted to learning as much about your ancestors as possible by accessing a variety of record collections, newspaper archives, and other resources.

Family Narrative

  • Create a keepsake that tells the stories of your ancestors
  • Photographs, maps, and copies of records complement engaging writing, including historical context
  • Customized narratives can be printed or delivered in a shareable PDF
  • Ideal for smaller family trees
  • Includes up to 20 family photographs
  • Pricing starts as low as $5,000 USD, plus printing

Family History Book

  • Share the stories of your ancestors in an elegantly bound book
  • Photographs, maps, and copies of records complement engaging writing, including historical context
  • Completely customized
  • Ideal for large family trees
  • Includes up to 100 family photographs
  • Pricing starts as low as $25,000 USD, plus printing

Children's Book

  • Share the story of a patriot ancestor who fought in one of America’s wars
  • Added context describes how children and families lived during those times
  • Photographs, maps, and copies of historical records help tell their tales
  • Books are written for 8- to 11-year-olds
  • Pricing starts as low as $5,250 USD, plus printing

Oral History

  • Preserve the wisdom, humor, and storytelling of the people in your life
  • Capture the voices and stories of your family members
  • We provide a high-quality audio recording of the interview and a beautifully designed transcript
  • Transcript includes up to 15 family photographs
  • Pricing starts as low as $3,750 USD, plus travel costs and printing

Memoir

  • Preserve your own life story or that of a close relative in a hardbound book
  • Share information about your experiences, challenges, and achievements with children, grandchildren, and generations to come
  • Based on interviews with the subject of the memoir, as well as friends and family members
  • Includes up to 100 family photographs
  • Pricing starts as low as $17,000 USD, plus printing


Our Professional Writing and Design Team

Erika Manternach

Erika Manternach has a diverse background in the fields of broadcast journalism, education, and family history, but her pursuits have always centered on writing and sharing engaging, memorable stories. She started her career in TV news, serving for 10 years as a...

Melyssa Ferguson

Melyssa Ferguson joined the AncestryProGenealogists Storytelling Team as a graphic designer in 2016. She enjoys using her love of history, genealogy, old photographs, and the arts in designing beautiful books and other publications for clients. Genealogy runs deep in...

Sandy McDougle

Sandy McDougle’s passion for graphic design began way back when she was a young girl; she was always decorating her bulletin board with pop art, surfers, and pictures torn out of magazines. As she doodled with sidewalk chalk and made illustrated storybooks of her...

Sandy Olney

Sandy Olney is a writer on the Storytelling Team at AncestryProGenealogists in Salt Lake City, Utah. Since 2017, she has been penning family history books, narratives, and ancestral travel guides for clients, along with interviewing some of them for oral histories....

Sapphire Heien

Sapphire Heien joined AncestryProGenealogists as a writer in 2021. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Professional Writing and a Graduate Certificate in Publishing with a focus on Editing. Her previous roles included grant writing for a state government agency...

Shalese Hinckley

Shalese Hinckley joined the AncestryProGenealogists® Storytelling Team as a graphic designer in 2022. She has always had a deep love for the arts and highly values preserving family memories and history through traditional and digital scrapbooking and bookmaking. She...




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