Family Roots Project

Our Mission

Since the dawn of civilization, we have shared stories, passing them down from one generation to another. These stories widen our perspective and make us more resilient human beings.

Here at the Family Roots Project, we believe that stories make us who we are—and that every story deserves to be told. Whether you’ve survived a war or rarely left your hometown, your story matters. It is our mission to help individuals and families preserve these life histories by harvesting stories through thoughtful interviews and weaving them into a meaningful narrative.

Our storytellers are experienced interviewers, writers, and editors who are excited to help you tell your story. Let us help you preserve your family history today.



“The bottom line: if you want a happier family, create, refine and retell the story of your family’s positive moments and your ability to bounce back from the difficult ones. That act alone may increase the odds that your family will thrive for many generations to come. "

— Bruce Feiler for The New York Times