ancestry album packageS 1 AND 2

Ancestors Album Deluxe 4 generations

  • 30 hours professional research to determine direct line and collateral ancestors. Product contains surname histories, ancestor chart, family group sheets, timelines, family photos, census copies, other original documents, historic photos, and maps. 8-1/2 x 11 inches, landscape orientation. 90-100 pages.
  • $2195 ($2595 if we include up to 30 descendants of parents of root individual).

Ancestors Album Deluxe with 2-3 Additional Generations of Direct-Line Ancestors  6-7 generations

  • You have collected documents for years and done your research. You now want it published as one of our visually-appealing albums or coffee-table books. We organize your documents and photographs, add to them, and vet your research for up to 30 hours. Product includes album with direct-line and collateral ancestors plus photos and documents out to four generations. Also included are direct-line ancestors up to seven generations, depending on client-supplied research. 8-1/2 x 11 inches, landscape orientation. 100-120 pages. 
  • $2695     

    “Started looking at the album and I just love it! I have known most of the people shown in the album since I was a little boy, and the documentation is a wonderful resource. You have done a terrific job and we all owe you a debt of gratitude. I look forward to reading through the album in more detail.”

    Joe G. January 10, 2019

ANCESTRY album packages 3 and 4

Ancestors Album Deluxe with Extended Ancestry Wherever the Records Lead
4 generations + up to 7 generations on at least two ancestral lines.

  • You want research back “as far as possible.” Within our 30 allotted research hours, sheer numbers prevent “as far as possible,” on all lines. However, we can offer to extend the Ancestors Album Deluxe product on two or more of your great-grandparent lines if we find supporting records. Product contains surname histories, ancestor charts, family group sheets, timelines, family photos, census, other documents, historic photos & maps. 8-1/2 x 11 inches, landscape orientation. 100-120 pages.
  • $2695 

Researcher’s Album or Extended Ancestry Book Plus Descendants
6-7 ancestor generations plus descendants of parents of root individual. 

  • Identical to the Silver or Gold Package, the Platinum Package also includes children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren of parents of root individual. In other words, if the ancestor chart begins with you, this package would also include a descendant chart that begins with your parents and includes their descendants. Take advantage of this great way to help children and grandchildren see their connections to their ancestors.
  • $2995 for up to 30 descendants, custom pricing for a larger number of descendants.


I first began working with Jo in 2010 when she created a jaw-dropping ancestry book for me to give to my first cousins for their Christmas gift.  We all had grown up with stories of the families involved, but she found records we had never seen, history we never knew and put it together in a manner that caught the attention of even the least interested family members.

She went on to create 3 more family ancestry books for me in 2011, 2012 and 2013, each one unique and equally amazing.  They are family treasures.  She shared the sources where she found information, and was as excited as I was when she found something new.

Cathy Jordan February 19, 2019

unique gifts and keepsakes- mug rugs

What is a mug rug exactly and what would you use it for?  A mug rug is something between a coaster and a placemat. The mug rugs I create  are 10″ wide and 7″ high with several different quilt designs shown below. The photo can be up to 5″ x 7″ depending on the quilt pattern you choose.

What is special about these mug rugs is the inclusion of an ancestor’s photo provided by you and printed directly on specially created fabric just for this purpose. 

These charming mini quilts are essentially designed to be used as snack mats but their versatility extends to so many other uses. Set one on your coffee table as protection from a candle or on your dresser to display your grandmother’s perfume bottles.  The ideas are endless.

Made from 100% cotton fabric, batting and thread mug rugs are a snap to throw in the washer. The printed photo is color fast through a special process. Several color choices are available or you can provide your own.  

Several quilt patterns are available as seen below with your colors of choice.

  • $15.00 plus shipping

want something more? Maybe a lap quilt

What is a lap quilt you might ask? A lap quilt is about one-half the size of a king size quilt. A lap quilt is generally about 60″ x 44″ however it can actually be whatever the quilter wants. My ancestry quilts are generally 60″ x 60″ and are in a reverse pedigree chart design starting with great grandparents, then grandparents, parents and ultimately the root person. Each block is 12″ x 12″ separated by a 2″ strip.  There are four blocks across the top and four block rows down.


Lecture / Presentation Offerings

Discover Your Female Ancestors’ Stories
Using 21st Century Technology to Write Your Stories
Google Earth and Genealogy – Using Google Earth as a Tool to Aid in Your Genealogical Research
Circuit Court Records – Where to Find Them, How to Use Them and Why You Want Them
Transcription, Extraction and Abstractions
Beginning Census Research
Ancestry DNA Shared Matches – Break Down That Brick Wall
Beginning Genealogist’s Toolbox
So You Want To Pursue Genealogy Certification
Getting Started With Land Records
Using City Directories to Track Your Ancestors

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Jo is a delight to work with. She is a thorough researcher, and she is also an excellent speaker. Our local genealogical society has had her speak more than once. I would recommend her to anyone who wants a quality product and a wonderful experience.

Cathy Jordan February 19, 2019

Are you looking for a new presenter for your genealogical society? Perhaps some new subject matter? I would love to talk to you about current presentations or custom presentations for your society. 

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