Researching your family’s past can be fascinating and rewarding, but if you’ve ever spent a few hours digging through archives and genealogy records, you also know it can be time-consuming and complicated. Where do you start? How do you know the information you find is legitimate? What happens when you hit a dead end in your exploration?

Many of our genealogy and family history clients come to us because they simply don’t have the time and resources necessary to take a deep dive into their ancestry.

Our team of expert family tree researchers can help you trace your roots back through generations.

The result of a genealogical search: Photo of children and a man in a vintage photo

Like our ghostwriting and book writing services, our genealogy research services are 100% customizable. You just tell us what you want to know and how far back you’d like to go. Here are just a few ways we can help you learn more about your ancestry:

  • Online research.We’ll scour genealogy websites such as,, and FamilySearch, as well as government websites and databases and other online resources. We also have access to exclusive, members-only databases through our membership in genealogy-related organizations such as the International Society of Family History Writers, The Association of Professional Genealogists.
  • Fact-checking. Genealogy sites offer a ton of data – but it’s not always easy to tell fact from fiction. Our team of genealogy experts has extensive experience doing in-depth historical research, so we can help ensure that all the information you have is accurate.
  • Interviewing. Living relatives can be valuable sources for names, dates, and important events in your family’s history. Our skilled interviewers have decades of experience: We know which questions to ask, and we know how to help interviewees feel comfortable. We also take detailed notes and make recordings of each conversation, which we’ll provide to you for your records.
  • In-person research. There’s a wealth of information – from sources such as newspapers, magazines, and microfilm – that simply doesn’t exist online. Our intrepid professional genealogists aren’t afraid of a little old-school library research. But our on-site research isn’t limited to libraries – it isn’t even limited to the United States! Do you have a long line of ancestors from Japan? Do you need marriage records from your Polish great-great-great grandparents? Are you looking for long-lost relatives in Great Britain? We’ve got our passports ready.

Living Memories: Genealogy-Based Books, Family Trees, And More


The memories of living family members, and the stories of those who came before us are not just meaningful to us; they also carry great significance for the rest of our family, friends, and future generations.

Preserving those family memories and exploring and connecting them to the past can be a rewarding and fun project; one that deepens understanding, forges stronger bonds, and creates yet another memory.

What happens when The Writers for Hire has collected your family’s genealogy? That’s up to you.

A Final Product As Unique As Your Family

Some of our genealogy clients simply want all their compiled information in an editable format like a Word document. Others come to us because they want to create a beautiful family heirloom, such as a coffee table book or custom-designed family tree. Some even want to create their own websites.

If you have a larger project in mind, our genealogy services can make a wonderful add-on to our family history book and autobiography and memoir services.

Over the years, we’ve taken on larger projects where clients have asked us to combine multiple family stories, interviews, and genealogical research into a single story. We’ve also written smaller, bespoke projects that may only involve two or three family members.

Whatever your goal, and whatever you envision, our family genealogists will work with you to make it happen. We do the research and collaborate closely with you and your relatives, transforming boxes of old pictures, diary entries, newspaper clippings, and mementos into a well-crafted record of your family’s journey.


Inspired Ways To Use Family Genealogy Research

Although every family genealogy search or family history project is by nature unique, here are some suggestions to spark your imagination:

  • Record the major life events of all your siblings in parallel in a combined living memory book.
  • Write a book about all the jokes, quotes, and anecdotes your family members have shared. Include as many as possible from past generations.
  • Honor a loved one who has passed with a memorial book that captures your family’s wonderful memories of that person and how they enriched everyone’s lives.
  • Create a book that tells your family’s immigration journey and all the challenges and opportunities they faced.
  • Chronicle the love stories and weddings of living relatives and ancestors, with as much detail as photos, letters, clippings, and documents can provide.
  • Capture memories of family vacations and reunions, from before your birth until now.
  • Draft a comprehensive book that details all the incredible milestones and achievements of your family business and family employees.
  • Compile a family letters and postcards book by collecting all the unique and special letters and postcards and then writing story behind each one.
  • Document a family recipe book with stories about the origins and history of each recipe.
  • Create a collaborative living memory book about your family’s talents, traditions, arts creations, and sports achievements.

At The Writers For Hire, you will work with a team of award-winning writers, editors, and projects managers who will take a genuine interest in turning memories, mementos, and research findings into a one-of-a-kind heirloom.

Scope and complexity are never an issue: We’re equally adept at small projects and large assignments with many interconnected elements. We communicate with you every step of the way, and we value your input and suggestions from start to finish.

Heritage Tours: Time Travel With A Genealogy Researcher

We’re not aware of any other writing agency that offers this unique opportunity.

Would you like to get more hands-on with your genealogy project? Let’s do it together! We’ll take you on a tour to your ancestral home, town, or country, while describing our research process. As a team, we’ll dig into historical records in the local archives to ferret out elusive ancestors and unique family facts.

Thank you note from a client and an example genealogy gift.
Genealogy Research Service:
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Q&A About Genealogy And Our Genealogy Services

I find my family’s history fascinating, and have become sort of an amateur genealogist, but have no idea what to do with the information I’ve collected. Do you have any suggestions?

We sure do! Check out our blog titled, “10 Great Ways to Share Your Genealogy Research Findings.”

My older relatives tell lots of stories about things that happened in the past, but they tell different versions of them, so how can these help with building my ancestry?

This happens in every family as stories are repeated and details are lost or tales are embellished. That doesn’t mean these stories are useless. When combined, they can be used as clues to your background.

I always thought our family came from a particular country, but I’ve done some research on an ancestry site and, to my surprise, it traced most of our family members to another nearby country. Why is that?

Genealogy companies sometimes find this situation because geographical and political boundaries have changed in the course of history because of wars or other factors. In other cases, family lore has drifted from the truth over several generations of retellings. The best way to verify the truth is by tracking individual ancestors as far back as the trail leads.

I want to gather my family stories by interviewing my relatives, but I am somewhat overwhelmed by such a big project. Any suggestions?

A professional ghostwriter with skills in this area may be just the answer.
For more about ghostwriting assistance, read our blog, Oral Tradition in Genealogy: How Hiring a Ghostwriter Can Help Capture History Before It Fades Away.

I’d like to travel to do my own genealogy research, but I don’t speak my ancestral language, and am afraid that will be a barrier to doing the research.

Answer 1: It would certainly help to learn some basic search terms such as “birth,” “baptism,” and “surname.” Old written documents can present a greater challenge, sometimes being written in an ancient form of the language.

Answer 2: You may be interested in a service we offer, in which one of The Writers for Hire’s Professional Genealogists travels with you to guide a tour of your ancestral homeland and lead the research while you assist. These are the Heritage Tours described above, on this page.
You can read genealogist Jennifer Rizzo’s answers to the questions above and others about international genealogical research in her blog on this subject.
You can read genealogist Jennifer Rizzo’s answers to the questions above and others about international genealogical research in her blog on this subject.

How do I find a genealogist near me?

You can check with local genealogical or historical societies. But, because of technology, a genealogist can work for you from anywhere. Our Houston-based team can easily do a project for your family in Maine.

How much do genealogists charge?

This will vary, depending on the qualifications of the genealogist and the depth and type of work they are doing for you.

Why Choose The Writers For Hire?

You'll work with a great team of writers, with real-world experience. No newbies here, just check out our resumes. Equally important, you'll work with writers who understand -- really understand -- what it means to take care of our customers, make projects our own, and deliver on our promises.


Many thanks Jenni. I absolutely treasure the wonderful work you did on my family tree. It has brought so much pleasure to me and our family.


Genealogy Client

The "Trees" arrived safely today and they are perfect. I love them. I know family members on both sides are going to be thrilled to understand our "roots" and learn about their forebears and the risks they took to allow us all to live in this extraordinary country. I read one through completely and found nothing needed to be corrected. Whew!!! Thank you both again for helping me realize this long held dream. I greatly appreciate your skill and professionalism throughout this project.


Genealogy Client

Erin, we would be honored to have our book showcased on your website! Amanda has mailed the book to all family members they should have it this week. Thanks for all your help and support on the book!


Buzz, Book Writing Client

I had previously sent you an email stating how very much pleased with the book...but, I am not sure whether I fully expressed it. Frankly, the writing of the book is simply outstanding! You and your team have done a wonderful job of creating a very readable and interesting book! I just can't believe how it is all coming together.


Norm, CEO

I just had the chance to read few pages of your edited version while sitting at the auto dealership for service on my vehicle. I am very impressed and well-pleased with your work. From my perspective, I couldn't ask for a better read. So let's keep up this great work so that we end up with a "great product." I just wanted you to know that I am super-pleased and excited.


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