Don't let it slip away, honor the generations that have come before and be mindful of those yet to come.
Books that artfully capture the generational history and legacy of your family.
If not for yourself, for your children, grandchildren and so forth who may care and wish that someone who came before them had cared and had the means and the initiative to create such a treasure. (Scroll down to learn more.)
“To live in the hearts we leave behind, is not to die“.
We offer a simplified process of discovering your family’s legacy:
We’re in this together as partners, merging vision with action! I will help you discover a past you never knew existed. I’ve discovered ancestors that were blacksmiths, carpenters, clock makers, cowboys, gunsmiths, house wrights, innkeepers, livery men, merchants, physicians, planters, preachers, scholars, servants, soldiers, silversmiths, weavers wheel wrights, the good the bad and the ugly. I’ve tracked them across oceans and continents, where they’ve fought to prevail against the enemy soldiers, forces of nature, hostile natives and an unforgiving frontier…I’m passionate about the work I do.
Everything is documented online and accessible for future generations.
Hi, my name is Nicky. What I was looking for was a way to provide a great gift for my family, but also a way in which we could add pictures and stories as the family grew and as younger generations became interested in “where we came from?”. I grew up thinking my surname was German. Through Dancestors research I found out that my surname and roots were English and not German. Dancestors delivered exactly what I was looking for: the bound books and the online access for future additions.
This past year I engaged Dancestors to work on my parent’s family. There had always been scattered pieces of the family tree, but nothing had ever been pulled together in a format that not only made a prized gift but had some great stories that were in danger of being lost forever. This next year Dancestors will be working on my wife’s family.
I wanted to give my mother something special for her 95th birthday. Dancestors worked with me to tell the story of mother’s life and her ancestry through narrative and pictures. It was a bonus when he found overseas information about her families origins in Eastern Europe.
I was a little concerned when I engaged someone to do the book that lived halfway across the country. That turned out not to be a concern as through email and phone we communicated more effectively with my busy schedule than in person meetings would have allowed. I’d grown up hearing great stories about my family, but they were all disconnected and not well documented. Dancestors researched my mother’s line first and gathered some great stories, including trips across America by wagon train, ancestors who found religions and a long line of English folks.
Since I was a young boy I always found it fascinating to hear stories about my ancestors. I’d listen to my grandparents and great uncles and aunts tell stories of the past. I inherited a love for genealogy from my mother who began researching our family’s history after she retired in the late 1980’s. In the early 1990’s I took up where she left off and due to the traveling nature of my career was able to fill in more of the family tree through letter writing, phone calls and visits to libraries, historical societies and family members long before the internet came along. Today these research techniques are still relevant but digital resources have greatly enhanced the Genealogist’s tools. I am fortunate to have pursued genealogy at an earlier age when the story-holders were still able to explain their history. Since then, many have passed away and their stories are lost or diminished of fact. Let Dancestors help you get the true stories now!
I have researched and published many family legacies in the last two years. My wife Andrea is an important part of the process as she is not so genealogy driven as she is passionate about the story. She serves as a great advocate for the non-genealogist wanting to peruse and absorb their family history without getting caught up in convention and minutia.