What Can You Do with Legacy Tree Genealogists’ Research? Meet Some of Our Affiliates!
Since 2004, Legacy Tree Genealogists has had the privilege of helping thousands of clients around the world discover their family history. Once you have completed a research project with us, you can share your family history in new ways. Many of our affiliate partners offer a variety of services that complement the genealogy services that we provide.
In this blog, we are highlighting just a few of our newest affiliates. We encourage you to visit their websites and explore some of the great services they offer.
Bring your legacy to life with a professionally produced video documentary
Leave for your descendants what you wish your ancestors had left for you. Video Family Biographies can provide a video documentary based on your Legacy Tree Genealogists’ research.
President and CEO, Robert H. Jordan, Jr. Ph.D., is a retired, weekend anchor for WGN-TV’s News at Nine and an Emmy Award winner. Jordan’s journalism career has spanned over 48 years and has showcased his exceptional writing and verbal communication skills.
Jordan’s professional team of television producers, technicians, videographers, and editors comprise a high-end digital production company that specializes in luxury video family biographies. Using old photos, restored documents, interviews, home videos, and information supplied by family historians, they are able to weave together a beautiful story of long-departed ancestors and include them in a modern-day chronicle.
Preserve your family history in a keepsake book
Professionally designed and custom-made, family history books immediately become family keepsakes. You can beautifully preserve and display a history of your own life, those close to you, or your entire family tree.
Pictures and Stories, Inc. will design a custom product that meets your needs and budget. Business owners Tom and Alison Taylor provide a range of services that include everything to complete a full-service life history: story coaching, audio/video interviews, transcription, writing and editing, photo scanning and restoration, and custom book and cover design. They also offer digital archive services and do-it-yourself coaching to create a life-story book.
After interviewing hundreds of people in his career in business development, Tom realized that he was more interested in people’s personal stories than corporate strategies. He started Pictures and Stories, Inc. in 1996 so that he “could continue listening – and preserve these important life stories and memories for the future in print, audio, and video.”
Alison has said her artist’s eye and training gave her a vision of what these stories could become: gorgeous heirloom-worthy books with special attention to design.
3 ferns books, our newest affiliate partner, focuses on general book design, cookbook design, and kids’ picture book design, as well as mentoring throughout the publishing process.
Business owner Leesa Ellis, based in New Zealand, has been involved in the publishing industry for more than 20 years. She takes care of every part of the self-publishing process – from editing to design and formatting to fastidious proofreading to outsourced printing.
Leesa and her team of editors, proofreaders, and printing partners “will realize your legacy in the form of a stunning family history book that your whole family will love.” According to Leesa, “Your project may be a private publication only for friends and family or a book for sale to the wider world. Either way, I’ll help you achieve your self-publishing goals.”
Share with and educate your family and legal advisors
leafplanner is a resource to help identify, aggregate, and communicate all aspects of a family enterprise, including the storage and dissemination of family history information. Its goal is to help clients prepare heirs, enhance communication among family members and advisors, and adjust strategies with an integrated purpose. The company has more than 40 years of wealth advisory knowledge.
Founder and CEO Josh Kanter said a turning point to start the business was when he and his family were completing his father’s estate tax return. It resulted in a filing of more than 10,000 pages and countless hours with advisors, lawyers, and accountants, all trying to piece together their knowledge into one comprehensible map.
As he reflected on the cost of time, emotion, and money to find the answers he needed, he worked with his family to develop the first-ever leafplan. He said you can “discover blind spots you hadn’t considered, educate family members and advisors, and be prepared in case of emergency by bringing all of life’s complicated details together, all in one place.”
The journey continues
Discovering your family history is an exciting and rewarding journey, and there are always new people and places to find. Many of our clients realize that one project is just the beginning. Once their goals are reached, they find new goals to achieve and new mysteries to solve. We offer significant discounts on genealogy services that clients reorder with us to help them continue their journey. Use our contact page to let us know where you want to go with your next research project!
We appreciate all of our affiliate partners, old and new. If you are interested in partnering with us as an affiliate, please complete the application here. If you have questions about the details of our affiliate program, please contact us at [email protected].