Preserve your heritage
Every family has a unique story and it should be documented in a family history photo book. Share yours with the generations that follow by compiling a volume composed of photographs, documents, and information about your family’s past. Ensure previous generations and their stories are remembered now and into the future. Introduce your grandchildren to your grandparents or tell them about the adventures and activities from the years before they were born. Commemorate your family’s years living abroad or create a moving memorial to a loved one who has passed to keep their memory alive. Make sure your story is told!
Why choose a service like EverPresent over DIY?
- We have years of experience creating thousands of custom design projects. We know what to ask, how to organize your materials, and the best ways to showcase and enhance your scans for results .
- We can digitize any photos, slides, documents, or memorabilia in preparation for your history book
- If your digital photos are a mess, we offer digital organizing to get you started
- We also offer additional concierge services to enhance the telling of your family stories. Our experts can complete family histories, provide transcriptions, and more if you want to take it to the next level.
– Nancy L., 5 stars
I chose EverPresent because I wanted to document my Dad’s life in a book/album to keep his memory alive, and all his accomplishments. Anna did an amazing job organizing all the scanning of the hundreds of photos and documents I sent her, and I got them all back in the same condition. Susan worked on the design, and thanks to her, the album came out exactly how I imagined it should look before I even started the project. I told her the theme that I wanted, and she thought of several creative ideas to bring my vision to life. The album turned out perfect! My Dad would have loved it. Susan did an amazing job! I will definitely use EverPresent for my next family memory project. I give them an A + .
Family History Books are not one size fits all
If you’re covering decades or generations, consider creating a multi-volume series. Feature one side of the family, one person, one location, or one decade per volume. Share your family’s heritage.
Highlight the big moments in your family’s life. Commemorate a career, a journey — or escape– to America, wartime correspondence, the times that brought your family to where it is today. Honor the branches of your family tree by retelling and preserving their stories.
Memorial Tribute Books
Keep the memories alive and share them by compiling a retrospective of a life well-lived. Preserve photographs, tributes, eulogies, and remembrances for a moving tribute to the ones you love to keep and to share with those who did not have the privilege of knowing them.
EverPresent’s Photo Book designers are skilled at helping you preserve your family’s unique heritage. Make your project stand out with refreshed vintage photos, scanned letters, memorabilia, and clippings, in a custom design. We’ll pair the style of your book to your subject matter or time frame, and unify your look so your contents are the real star of the show. Consider the following when you plan your project:
- Who might look at your book and what they’d want to know about the subjects
- Only use the very best photos – it’s a book, not a library
- Print multiple copies of your book to share with every branch of the family
- This is the perfect time to add captions. Preserve the details of who is in the photos, where they were taken, or when they happened to keep that important information alive.
- Consider adding in a family tree, birth certificates, or other special documents that you’ll want to preserve and reference in the future
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– Anita, 5 stars
“The staff at EverPresent was incredibly helpful in assisting me in putting together a family book. They helped me find valuable resources and worked tirelessly to change the layout of pages as I added material. In the end we produced a moving and beautiful book. I couldn’t have created this book without the patient aid of the EverPresent staff who worked to get it just right.”
Everything you need to know
about photo book services
What if my materials aren’t digital?
You’re in the right place. Our team of photo scanning technicians can turn your printed photos, slides, negatives and documents into crisp digital images for your project. Take advantage of our photo selection service – we’ll sort through your whole archive to find the best photos so you don’t have to. We also offer advanced editing for aging photos to look their best in your book.
How does the design process work?
Most of our clients start by having us digitize any photos or documents that aren’t already digital. Meet your consultant and designer to discuss your goals for the project before we begin. We will provide a series of digital drafts for you to review and you may request changes along the way. After you approve the final draft, your book is printed and shipped to you so you can start enjoying it! For a more detailed overview, visit our general Photo Book design page.
Are photos the only option for my book?
Not at all! Wedding invitations, birth certificates, newspaper clippings, scrapbook pages, letters and cards can be unique add-ons to flesh out your story. We can even photograph 3D objects like awards or plaques in our professional studio.
What about my family movies?
We can digitize those, too. If you’re already sending us photos to scan, it’s a great time to get your VHS tapes and 8mm film reels converted. And since we’re on the subject, Photo Books aren’t your only option for gorgeous custom design projects! Consider a slideshow or video montage to blend photo, movies and music in a unique presentation for your family reunion or gatherings.
Photo Books and Albums for Every Memory
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For pricing and process or to meet the designers, visit our general photobook page