Our Family Tree Books are full colour hardback books which can contain any number of pages. The books are high quality, bound with a leatherette case and have a full colour laminated dust cover as a recommended optional extra.
You can have whatever you like on each page, such as photos, drawings, charts, biographies, the list is endless.
See our demonstration video for examples of Family Tree Books pages and our example content to get some ideas on how you could publish your family history (if using iPad please view example content here).
You can create the pages of your Family Tree Books yourself or we will design them for you. Most genealogy software packages, GEDCOM files, Word files or PDF files are acceptable to us. Please contact us for advice on the best ways to compile your Family Tree Books. See guidance notes on preparation for printing.
The price of your book will depend on a number of factors, mainly the number of copies of your book that you order, and the number of pages in the book. A table of example prices is available as a guide or you can get a quote now.
A Family Tree Book makes the perfect gift that the recipient will treasure for the rest of their lives and pass on to their descendants, and the more books that you order the lower the unit cost becomes.
The options are:
- number of books to be printed and bound
- total number of pages per book
- number of colour pages
- number of monochrome pages
- optional family crest on book cover
- optional printing on book spine
- optional dust-jackets, available in a variety of styles
- optional fold-out A3 chart(s)
- postage and packing
Price is affected by the type of file you send us, e.g. a pre-formatted Word or PDF file with photos in place will have a lower cost than sending us a GEDCOM and separate photos, which in turn would be lower than supplying us with manuscripts and photographic prints for us to scan and format.
Because of the wide variety of options we always do personalised quotes for Family Tree Books. If you would like a free no-obligation quote, please complete the contact us form with details of the number of books that you’re considering ordering, what options you might be interested in, and what type of file you’ll be sending us (GEDCOM, Word or PDF). You can even attach a copy of your files so that we can estimate the number of pages when quoting. We will get back to you with a quote as soon as we can.
Your family tree book – demonstration video
We have a demonstration video showing a sample book with descriptions of book content and optional features.
Your family tree – GEDCOM and photos guidance
If you send us a GEDCOM and digital images for us to format into a format suitable for printing, we charge £25 per hour for this work. This normally only takes an hour or two, before any work begins we will send you a quote so that you know the full cost, see example prices for more information or get a quote now.
Once we have sent you a quote and you have agreed the quote and paid, then we will send you a copy of the book in PDF format so that you can check the contents and make sure you’re happy before we print your book.
Your family tree – PDF file guidance
If you have your GEDCOM and photos in a PDF or Word file you can get a quote now or see our example prices. Our prices include preparing your documentto be ready-to-print. You don’t have to worry about size of page, margins and so on.
Once the quote is agreed and paid we will print your books, and send them to you by post or courier.
Refunds and replacements
Our refund policy is described in our terms and conditions as “your right to cancel”. Please note that once customised books are printed you cannot cancel your order. We will replace any defective goods or goods damaged in transit, including cost of return postage, provided that you contact us prior to returning goods and obtain a returns authorisation.
Please note that we will not proof-read or correct errors in your GEDCOM or PDF file, if we happen to see any errors we’ll let you know and ask for a correction, but you should be confident that the information you send us is correct.
Please note: please allow at least two weeks for books to be produced – this is what we need to produce a product at the appropriate standard.