Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Personal Historian?
A Personal Historian is someone who helps people capture or tell their story. Personal Historians are sometimes referred to as Personal Biographers. Here at Attics Anonymous it also means someone who will create your family tree, produce a family history book with historical documents, create tribute books, and much more.
What services do you offer?
There are a variety of services you can use. From having a family tree made to recording oral histories to creating a full scale family history book project, there are lot of options. You can review the different services in more detail.
Why bother with a personal history project?
Personal history projects are a way to pass on your family's history and legacy to future generations. While it may not sound important to you now, family history books become very meaningful as younger family members grow up and older members disappear.
How does Attics Anonymous work?
We meet with you during a free consultation to determine exactly what you have in mind and to discuss the various options available. Then you will receive a quote or confirmation regarding the package you have selected. From there we will schedule meetings to begin the project.
How much time will the process take?
This depends on the project and the family's availability. A large family needing many hours of research, an oral history recording and transcribing will take much longer than a customer who simply wishes to develop a family tree. Smaller projects take a couple weeks, but it is not uncommon for larger projects to take several months. When print production is involved, there is always an additional month in the turnaround.
How much does Attics Anonymous charge?
Pricing is based on your needs and interests. The range in price of a small family tree to a personal biography is very significant. The best thing to do is simply call 215-645-7766 to talk about what you have in mind.