Examples of Family History Books created on behalf of families
Premium Custom Book
This project began with family photographs, letters, and documents. I conducted historical and genealogical research to bring to life the story of a 20-year-old man killed in World War II. Images blurred to respect the privacy of the family.
Custom Book: Legacy Package
Custom book in honour of a grandmother, mother and wife who died in 2010. I worked with family to weave together interviews, genealogical and historical research, and family photographs into timeless coffee-table book.
Just a Chapter projects
This project began with a 1.5 hour interview of family members, followed by the collection of memories from other relatives via email and Facebook. The end result: a beautiful book capturing memories of a special place.
Services provided: Overall vision / structural edit for the book, interviews, transcription, writing, editing, proofreading, cover design, page layout and design, printing.
"Mom's Daily Notes"
This project started with over 2,000 emails sent daily to children and grandchildren, and a selection of original paintings. A collaborative family curation process resulted in a mini-book with a themed selection of quotes and emails.
Services provided: Curation support; editing; professional design; printing.
Maps and Family Trees
Custom elements can be a stand-alone feature, or can make the difference to a professional book. A basic map can show the towns, villages, or cities important to your family's story, or show a significant migration, holiday, or family trip. Family trees provide key family and relational context - or can demonstrate your family link to a well-known historical figure.