These leather-bound, full color books are a great way to showcase family photos and stories, and make a fabulous once-in-a-lifetime gift. To see more extensive samples of the books we've created, just ask. We're happy to send links to past projects where you can see entire books.
Family mysteries often center around one ancestor. We can research specific people and their lives deeply, finding photos, newspaper articles, publications, and historical tidbits that bring their stories to light and life.
Online Family Trees
For the more digitally minded, we can construct online family trees on Ancestry.com, including any documents, records, or photos we find. We can also review and edit an online tree you've already built. If you'd like to see an example, we're happy to send links to past projects. For an example click here.
Scanning & Restoration
Correcting Faded Early 20th Century Portrait
Once this 1912 photo was restored, the owner realized that the man in the photo was someone entirely different than he’d assumed.
Sharpening Newspaper Images
Images in newspapers are rasterized and often yellowed with age or printed in a monotone. Restoring them to black and white and then removing the dot patterns can make images sharper.
Lightening Dark Tintypes
This tintype had darkened considerably with age. In lightening the midtones and shadows, we were able to more fully reveal a woman hidden in the shadows, holding the baby upright.
This is the only known photo of this gentleman. We scanned it and painstakingly restored the digital image. It's now framed and proudly displayed by his family.
Ah, the sixties. When the colors weren’t psychedelic, they were avocado green and harvest gold. A little color correction does the era justice.
Enlarging Small Details
This man was one of two brothers who made a living as a lake and fishing guide. By zooming in and enlarging a detail on the boat, the family was able to determine which brother this was.