Do you want to publish a book about your family’s history?
If so, there are a number of companies that specialize in the publishing and printing of ancestral books such as the following 12 top family history publishers.
Note: With the exception of one, the following family history publishers are service providers that charge fees for the publishing and printing of books. Ensure you do you due diligence before selecting any of the following for your project.
Getting a publisher to print your family history is a big deal. It is a personal undertaking but you require professional help and guidance. You need someone with experience, understanding and empathy. Family History Publishers has over 40 years of experience in printing rich, premium quality books. Think high resolution photos and impeccable craft when you approach them. These books can be distributed to your family members as mementos or shared with others to narrate your story. Editing, designing and printing are provided at a reasonable cost. You can contact this Utah based company using their online form.
One of the leading publishers of genealogies and family history, Heritage Books is located in Berwyn Heights and publishes around 20-25 books a month. Family history and genealogies can be of local interest to towns, institutions and organizations. You can find all the details and instructions for making a submission here.
This no nonsense heritage publisher is confident of providing you fast, quality service. Perfect for people who prefer doing the research themselves and just want somebody to design their family history book, they are based in Utah. In business since 1952, Family Heritage Publishers is committed to designing a supreme reading experience. Images and content come to life with their meaningful designs and layout. A family history book has to connect and speak in a deeper way with the reader. Their website is complete with clear, concise instructions to submit your material and start the process. Prompt service and helpful guidance is something you can be assured of should you choose to work with them. Interested people can request a quote using their online form.
4. Legacy Books
The past is a wonderful gift for us to cherish. Knowing where we come from helps tell us where to go next. The right publisher like Legacy Books can make perusing through your roots an enjoyable experience. Hearing tales from grandparents and elders is made special with pictures, interviews, mentions and stories printed in top quality paper and binding. With customized, unique solutions that can answer all your queries, they are experienced and committed. Keeping up with the current age, they can also create a family website for you to upload videos and memories. Their team of expert writers, curators and editors sit down with you and your family to sift through endless data and stories. A personalized, custom-made legacy book is then created that is irreplaceable as a memento and gift. You can contact them using their online form.
The name of this Texas based publisher says it all. Genealogy Book Publisher are the go-to publishers for genealogies and family history books. Painstaking research, unique histories and tracing generations is a day’s work for their team of experts. 30 years of experience has ensured they are at the top of the food chain with beautiful editing skills, accurate research and information gathering. Depending on your need and budget, they can craft a family history or a book sharing the story of your ancestors or reference material for future generations. Having the history of your family, your loved ones at the tip of your fingers makes it so special and lovely. If you have no idea where to start, they can guide you through the entire process, Fill their online form by providing all details and requesting a quote or information.
Working together with New England Historic Genealogy Society to create a perfect family history for you is the Newbury Street Press. Highly qualified historians assist you as you strive to present a true and complete picture of your family tree to your future generations. As they have the support and guidance of the Genealogy Society, you can be guaranteed of raw, correct data that can aid and help your family history. The purpose of the Society and Press are intertwined as they wish to print, preserve and publish family histories, ancestral beauty and cultural roots. Not for them is the simple narration of events but a highly complex and richly layered mix of photographs, stories, DNA testing and family tree research. Their books not just tell you who you are but how did you become you, your names, the history behind them and even the lore behind your ancestry. They all come together perfectly in a stunningly designed book complete with interviews and recollections. Contact the Boston based publisher via email.
The Salem based publisher has worked for 40 years printing and publishing genealogies, family histories and reprints. America’s history is replete with the merging of various cultures and printing your family history is a great way of finding out your roots. Dedicated team members work with you and unravel your family’s past and present to dedicate it to the future. What may seem ordinary or not worth exploring can be something beautiful to an outsider or after careful consideration. Smartly designed with intriguing layouts and well crafted texts, these books are artifacts to be preserved and enjoyed for years. Higginson also is interested in printing or reprinting old books, records or memoirs. Write to them via email to discuss your project or request a quote.
Nancy Barnes established Stories to Tell in 2004 with the intent of creating family histories. Later the company expanded to offer self-publishing and manuscript critiques. Having written her own family history, Nancy is aware of the expectations and limitations of the genre. With a small but smart team of editors and writers, they give each project their attention, love and hard work. Family history is not just slapping photos and stories together but weaving a tale so the next generation learns about their past. Inside jokes, memorable days, dark times and unbelievable moments all are combined to give you a family history that you can be proud of. The publisher also has a lot of handy tips on their website for writers and authors of family history. Contact the Silver Spring based company by using their online form.
Do you want your family photos to eat dust in the attic or fade away due to time? Your grandmother’s sweet and funny anecdotes may likely go away with her if you don’t preserve them. Good Stock Press & Bindery compiles your photos, memories, stories, interviews, data and family history in one beautiful package. This can be shared with special family members or savored as an heirloom. The design element of a family history book is often crucial and they get it right with their talent and eye for beauty. There is beauty in our past and this publisher reminds us by using rich photographs, well written stories and traditionally hand bound books. A coffee table book that is customized, personalized and worth displaying in your home. Gift it to the next generation on special occasions or as a token to remind them where they came from. Write to them to get a quote or learn more details.
From 1982, Masthof Press and Bookstore has helped print several books on family history, genealogy, the Amish faith, Pennsylvania Dutch and Christianity. All their books are researched and written by experts of that particular field. Committed to preserving local and personal history of the region, they are located in Morgantown. Their team assists you in writing, editing, typing, designing and printing your family history. You can provide them an idea or bring a manuscript and they will let you know what the next step is. Your dedication and their expertise results in a compelling and intensive book that becomes a legacy for your generations to come. Contact them using their online form for further details or a quote.
30 years of publishing experience comes handy when you need guidance or support in printing and publishing your family history. Knowing where to start, how to go about finding facts and data and how to present them are important steps. A publisher like Gregath will lead you in the right direction and offer you much needed support and help. Thoroughly researched information and genealogy, tracing family roots and members and compiling them in a presentable manner is something they excel at. You are the authority when it comes to your family but it always helps to have somebody collaborating creatively with you. Write to the Wyandotte based publisher via email for more information and details.
A genealogy book store and historical publisher, Janaway Publishing has materials, genealogical reference guides and family histories on sale. Since 1999, they have printed and published local histories, family histories and genealogical books. Located in Santa Maria, they are keen on data, records, deeds and references to provide a historical and accurate basis for your family history. They can assist you in printing and publishing a comprehensive family history book as per your budget and requirement. Contact them via email to learn more details.
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Shikha Pandey is a creative, content and script writer based in Mumbai, India.