Products

We offer three main products. Our products are bundled together in packages of various combinations. A premium package includes all three of the products. A package can be ordered as either the Electronic (PDF) version or Professionally Printed and Bound version.

Deep Roots

You may know some of the branches of your family tree, but what about all of the roots? You may know about your most recent ethnicity or ethnicities (such as Irish-American or Japanese-American) but what about your more ancient ethnic heritages? Humankind has a single origin point. How did your family come to live where your most recent ancestors were from? What happened in the many years and miles in between? Which paths did your lineage take? When and why?

Deep Roots is the full story of your direct female or direct male lineage. We combine genetic data with the most recent archaeological, anthropological, and historical knowledge about humans and their migrations to write a customized story about your lineage's history. This product also has sections on the Human Family Tree, Your Haplogroup Around the World, Famous DNA (who are the well-known people, past and present, who share your mtDNA and/or Y-DNA haplogroup?), and Health-Related Information (for those who know their mtDNA).*

Surname Etymology

Your last name is the ‘badge’ you show the world. Do you know what it truly means? You may know a simple translation of your surname (is it correct?) but what are its even older roots? Also, what are all of the spelling variants of your surname, present and past? Knowing all of the variants is crucial to successfully doing genealogy research. And so, what is the origin and meaning of your surname and its variants? We trace the roots of your family name not just back to its most recent language, but to the ancient roots of that language and its parent language(s). Other sites and services do not do a full trace. Note that we will do additional family names for no additional cost.

Family Finding

When people are tested for Y-DNA, mtDNA, or autosomal (regular) DNA the testing companies present a list of matches to the customer. Matches are those people in the databases who the customer is related to, somehow. The trouble is that sometimes there are very few matches and additional help is needed. Often the opposite is true; there are many matches. In these situations the trouble is that it is very time-consuming to go through them all.

Most of all, the difficulty for the average person is determining which of the matches are closer relatives and which are more distant relatives. Footsteps of Ancestors scours multiple databases for your genetic matches, filters the listings by relevance, and presents the findings to you in a clear-cut manner. This saves you the time and hassle and is less expensive than hiring most regular genealogists to advise with match relevance.

Our Packages


    Electronic


  • Premium

    $399


    • Deep Roots
    • Family Finding
    • Surname Etymology
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  • Intermediate I

    $349


    • Deep Roots
    • Family Finding
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  • Intermediate II

    $299


    • Deep Roots
    • Surname Etymology
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  • Starter

    $249


    • Deep Roots
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  • Printed


  • Premium

    $449


    • Deep Roots
    • Family Finding
    • Surname Etymology
    • Free delivery

  • Intermediate I

    $399


    • Deep Roots
    • Family Finding
    • Free delivery
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  • Intermediate II

    $349


    • Deep Roots
    • Surname Etymology
    • Free delivery
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  • Starter

    $299


    • Deep Roots
    • Free delivery
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