OriginalAncestry, LLC started as a hobby to help connect people with their personal history. The goal was to make available documents from private collections to help find the missing piece of the puzzle that might not be in one of the many public government resources on most genealogy websites. At the same time, how cool would it be if you could find and own an original document from your direct ancestor?! Personal history can be the most fascinating history and we want to make sure it doesn't get lost!
We are a small shop with approximately 50,000 - 60,000 pages of pre-1900 documents. In the genealogy world, this is just a drop in the bucket for information; however, we have to start somewhere when it comes to making private materials available. The large websites that the online genealogist relies on are critical for mass information, but they will not let you own your family's history. Our plan is to place documents back into the hands of the family while archiving the information so that it doesn't get lost for other researchers.
If you have a specific name you would like us to look out for, please contact us using the form on the website. You may also contact us using the form here if you would like to make inquiries about purchasing the entire archive and website. Thank you for visiting!