We have started this enterprise through our love of genealogy, a hobby both Malcolm Holt and Leslie Williamson have pursued for over a decade. Leslie Williamson has been running his printing and binding company for more than 30 years, specialising in the manufacture of school yearbooks. This led him, in conversation with Malcolm, to explore the possibility of producing family history books along the same theme. Most genealogy software programs are able to produce files that can be printed out in a desk top printer, however this is fairly basic and the addition of photos, graphics, charts and a myriad of other items is often not practical. So we developed a system that allows people to send us their files in numerous forms from raw text and photographic prints through to a print ready PDF that we will convert into a finished hard back book. Even sending us your printed pages to be bound is no problem.
This in turn led us to offering a more complete service supplying charts both personalised and blank with the accessories that allow completion more easily. We also offer personalised charts, framed or mounted.
We hope that our website becomes a portal to help people who are researching their family history to share problems, have views on subjects such as “what their favourite genealogy software program is”, share tips on anything genealogical, and amusing anecdotes to relieve the drudgery of hammering at brick walls that refuse to budge. You can follow our activities on our facebook page.
Les Williamson trading as FamilyTreeBooksandCharts.com