Family Storylines (Home) Learn about Genealogy Learn about Professional Genealogy Learn about Family Storylines
Give the gift of family history

Professional Genealogy

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!