Once you have commissioned your research, professional genealogy company, Ancestry by Heir Line, can offer you three unique and fantastic ways to display your family history, each containing a wealth of information about your direct and indirect ancestors:

     1. Standard Family History Reports, presented in springback folders.  These come as part of any of our four research packages at no additional cost.  Additional copies of the report, in the name of anybody mentioned within the family tree, are available to purchase.

     2. Unique hand-bound, gold-embossed Storybooks, containing everything within the standard report and more!

     3. Beautiful family trees, printed on large paper, ready to be framed.

To receive one of these stunning genealogy products, you can commission Ancestry by Heir Line to research your family tree for you.  Click here to find out more about the research services we offer.

When you order one of our research packages, your ancestry will be recorded in a highly detailed and informative report.  This comes with an accompanying family tree, and highlights the key facts from your ancestry as it charts your ancestors back through the generations.  The report is a personalised overview of your ancestry (based on the chosen research package) and includes:

     •     An introduction to your family history

     •     Pedigree charts, showing your direct ancestors

     •     A detailed overview of the lives of your ancestors - where they lived, who the married, what they did for a living, etc.

     •     Family tree charts


     •     An index of occupations


     •     Relationship paths, explaining how you are related to everyone in the family tree


     •     An index of individuals


     •     An index of places - i.e. the towns, cities and villages where your ancestors were from


     •     An index of important dates and anniversaries in your ancestry

The whole is printed and presented in a neat springback folder, embossed with gold lettering on the front.  The folders come in a variety of colours (red, black, green, blue, purple or leather-finish brown) and can contain many pages of research, depending on the chosen package.  The folders can be opened up for additional research to be added at a later date.

We keep all of your research on file so that personalised copies, in the name of any other family member, are available to purchase upon request at a later date.  These make unusual gifts and keepsakes which can be passed down for future generations to enjoy.

Watch our Storybook showcase video, below, to view the product!




A stylish pull-out family tree, showing your direct ancestors, is included at the front of your Storybook to help get you started!


A full and thorough statistical report telling the story of your ancestors.  This includes the following sections:


An introduction to your report, which outlines all the notable events that happened in your ancestors’ lives.


Paternal and/or maternal family trees which show the names of your direct relations.


A detailed explanation of who your direct and indirect ancestors were.


Bite-size family tree charts, broken down into easy-to-digest family groups.


What your ancestors did for a living will be included within the report.  You will also receive an alphabetical list of all the job titles in your family history and the years in which your ancestors were working.


Exact postal addresses of your ancestors (if these have been recorded) will be included within your Storybook.


A detailed explanation showing how the recipient of the book is related to everybody in their family tree.


An index of all the people researched, including reference numbers so they can be followed throughout the report.


An alphabetical index of the places where your ancestors and relatives were born, baptised, married, lived, worked, died and were buried.  Also included are the churches where baptisms, marriages and burials took place (providing these records are available to us).


A chronological index of the dates of notable events that occurred in your family history.


If you are able to provide copies, we will print up to ten family photographs and include captions underneath explaining who is in each picture.



If your ancestors were wealthy, they may have written a Last Will and Testament.  These are often fascinating documents, revealing all sorts of information about their lives, their closest relatives, and, of course, their most treasured possessions.  Please note: copies of wills incur small additional charges.



Where did your ancestors live?  It may be possible to trace historic maps showing the streets, the towns, and cities where your ancestors once lived.  Do these streets still exist, or has the landscape changed in the past decades?  

Please note: copies of maps incur small additional charges.

If you do not want to purchase one of our research packages - perhaps because you have already started tracing your own family tree, or there is a specific area of interest you would like to focus on - we can write a personalised family history report for you on an hourly basis.  Simply commission a block of three, five or ten hours, and once we have done the required amount of research we will email or post a narrative report outlining our findings.  These are packed with detail, and often include copies of various documents of interest, such as parish records, showing your ancestors' handwriting!  At the end of the report we will suggest future areas of study, should you wish to follow up any lines of inquiry.

At Ancestry by Heir Line we offer personalised family history gift certificates.  As these are completely unique to you, they are available in any value, and can be redeemed against a Family History Report or Storybook.  Alternatively they can be put towards any one of our research packages or hourly family history services.  

Click here to find out more about our family history gift vouchers, or contact Michael to place your order today.

£195 per copy

Now available in

‘This Is Your Life’ Red


Authentic Olde-World Brown!

If you have ordered one of our research packages then you may wish to upgrade your standard Family History Report to a beautiful, hand-bound, hardback Storybook instead.  

Complete with your name in gold embossed lettering on the front and spine, the Storybook contains everything in the standard report, plus:

     •     A3 pull-out family trees

     •     Optional A3 pull-out maps of the streets, towns and cities where your ancestors came from

     •     A family photograph album

     •     Optional transcriptions of the wills that were written by your ancestors (if these are available)

The full Storybook contents are outlined to the right.  These beautiful books are an ideal way to document your family’s history, and can be read and enjoyed for generations to come.

Your research will be kept on file, should other members of your family like to order their own personalised copy of the Storybook.  They make ideal gifts for those loved ones who are difficult to buy for, and provide a thrilling experience for all the family to share!

“I am so delighted with the Storybook!!!  It looks amazing and you have done such a fantastic job!  Thank you so much for all your hard work!  I am really looking forward to reading it as I know my parents are too.”

- Ms. Maria Jones, International Opera Singer.

“I can’t believe how much my dad loves your report.  He’s now planning to go to the places his ancestors were buried to find their gravestones!!  Cheerful!”  

- Ms. Helen Talbot, Oulton, West Yorkshire.

Family History Reports and Ancestral Storybooks

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