If you’re one of the millions of people interested
in your family tree who don’t have the time, expertise or desire to do the research
yourself, there is a solution!
Let us introduce you to professional genealogy! Here you’ll find the
simple information you need to decide if professional genealogy is the best choice
for your family story.
Professional genealogy means hiring experts to research your family tree.
Genealogy is the number one hobby in the United States. However, less than a third of people
interested in their family tree are doing research themselves because of the time and challenges involved. Using a professional
genealogy company like Family Storylines makes learning about your family tree easy and exciting!
Here is the most important thing to understand.
You can’t hire professional genealogists to simply “do your family
tree” because a family tree is never “done”! Think about it
this way: You have 4 grandparents, 8 great-grandparents,
and the numbers keep doubling with each generation. Many family trees can be extended back 12 generations or more –
that’s 2,048 ancestors if you could go back that far on every last name!
There is no natural "end" to a family tree, so you have to decide what "doing a family tree" means to you.
Do you want to know about all your great-grandparents? All your 2nd great-grandparents?
Only your mom’s grandparents? Only the ancestors sharing your last name?
Professional genealogists can research specific family questions (what village
in Italy did my grandmother come from?) or perform extensive studies on who your
ancestors were (based on how far back you want to go). It’s up to you!
What would YOU like a professional genealogist to research?
Learn why people turn to the experts for their family tree research!