“There are only two lasting bequests that we can leave our children: One is roots; the other, is wings.” -Hodding S. Carter

Family History Book

Preserve and share your family’s history with a leather-bound, heirloom-quality family heritage album.

Roots in the Boot’s family heritage books are custom-made and can contain pedigree and family group charts, family photographs, stories, copies of U.S. and Italian records, maps, etc.

Treat yourself or a family member to a meaningful gift that will last for generations.

The flat rates of $795 for the first book and $175 for each additional book cover up to 10 hours of work by an expert and 3 hours, respectively, which suffices for most books. Additional hours can be purchased, if needed, for larger-scale projects.

Printing costs vary depending on the size of the book, number of photographs, etc. and they are billed separately.

Family History Book

Family Heritage Book, First book $795

Each additional book $175


Once your family history search is complete, Roots in the Boot Owner and Columnist, Aliza Giammatteo, can tell your family’s story in her signature, “lump-in-the-throat” style.

She’s known for writing heart-felt, moving stories so if you want something powerful to pass down to the next generation, this is it.

Because it takes time to gather all of the information and photos needed for the story and weave it together artfully, we require a retainer of $1,000.

For an example of Aliza’s writing style, see one of our favorites, Rocco’s Story, which was published in several Italian American newspapers.

NOTE: If Aliza chooses to use your story in one of her columns, (with your permission), all or part of the fee may be waived or credited toward another product/service.

My Family Story $1000