How it Works

You’ve read our how-to guides. You’ve looked at the free tools. You’ve checked out some neat ideas on the blog. And now you’re thinking, “Holy cow, creating a family history book is too much work!”

We get it. Collecting memories, writing stories, organizing information and images, designing a beautiful book, and finding a reliable publisher is a lot of work and creativity. And it takes time that you simply don’t have.

That’s where we come in.

We’re a group of women who happen to love writing and designing. It’s what we were all born to do. We like to think of ourselves as legacy helpers. This is what we’re good at.

We have the tools, processes, and experience to help you quickly and painlessly record and preserve your stories. Check out some of our ideas for legacy books, and a few of our favorite customer projects.


Circa Legacy Services

Interview Only: $500

Need an experienced interviewer to help you record your legacy stories or those of a loved one? This package includes a pre-interview exploratory email to begin defining the stories you want to record, a 4-hour phone interview (which can be conducted in two or three sessions), and audio recording files of your interviews. Ideal for those who want to preserve memories quickly or work with a professional interviewer to delve deeper into your memories and experiences.

Interview session taking place virtually on a laptop computer

Interview and Writing: $1,500

In this package, you’ll get everything that comes in the 4-hour interview package, plus a professional writer will transcribe your recorded stories and organize, edit, and turn them into a word document. This package is great for people who want a professional interviewer and writer to help them capture their life stories, but aren’t ready for the investment of designing and printing custom books.

Full-Service Custom Book: $2,800

With our premium package, you get everything included in the 4-hour interview and writing packages, plus the addition of a professional designer to layout and design your custom book. We’ll do it all for you, and deliver a gorgeous printed hardback book at the end of your project. With this package, you get:

  • 4 hours of interviews
  • Up to 100-page hardcover book
  • 3-month production schedule
  • Custom book cover design
  • Custom inside book design
  • Include up to 40 photos
  • 2 full-color hardback books with dust jackets, plus a digital copy of your book


The Circa Legacy team has created many types of legacy books. Check out a few of our favorites.

Living a Life of Obedience book cover created by Circa Legacy for a man diagnosed with dementia.


Paul was diagnosed with dementia.  His son-in-law knew there was very little time to record Paul’s amazing stories.  We interviewed Paul about his life and collected his family history and photos.  We wrote and designed Paul’s book.  Sadly, Paul has since passed away.  But his voice and legacy live on for his family and future generations.

Record and preserve the legacy stories of your life, or a loved one’s life, before it’s too late.

Sample Pages

custom anniversary book by Circa Legacy


Bill and Kathy were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.  To commemorate this milestone, their son wanted to give them a memorable gift.  We interviewed Bill and Kathy about their lives, and gathered stories and photographs from family and close friends.  Their book shows the lasting impact one couple can have on others.

Honor a special couple in your life with the ultimate gift to celebrate their partnership and legacy.

Sample Pages

custom family cookbook from Circa Legacy


Cody wanted to surprise his wife Rachel with a tribute book about her loving grandmother Gerry.  Although Gerry passed away many years ago, we collected her family history, life stories, photos, and most-loved recipes and turned it into a beautiful cookbook.  Rachel was blown away and said it was one of the best gifts she’s ever received.

Pass on your family’s favorite recipes, along with stories about the people who cooked and ate them.

Sample Pages


Contact us today to begin your first step toward preserving and recording your family stories. We’d love to chat and hear all about your project!


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