A family history book is a journey through time that shares your family’s past, and it can inspire changes in the lives of those who see it.

MyCanvas’ free, online software comes with a selection of designed, inspirational quotes you can include in your book via the embellishments section. Or, if we don’t have the quote you are looking for, our software allows you to write text so you can tell your family’s story and include the quotes you find most meaningful.


We’ve found lots of quotes about family history and genealogy that inspired us, and hope that they can inspire you too!

“Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero!” ~Marc Brown

“Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them.” ~George Eliot

“Preserve your memories, keep them well, what you forget you can never retell.” ~Louisa May Alcott

“Walking, I am listening in a deeper way. Suddenly all my ancestors are behind me. Be still, they say. Watch and listen. You are the result of the love of thousands.” ~Linda Hogan

“History remembers only the celebrated, genealogy remembers them all.” ~Laurence Overmire

“In the end, we’ll all become stories.” ~Margaret Atwood

“Every day of your life is a page of your history.” ~Arabian Proverb

“The history of the world is not complete until your story is told.” ~Unknown

“Those we love can never be more than a thought away… for as long as there’s a memory they live in our hearts to stay.” ~Unknown

“Remember me in the family tree; my name, my days, my strife. Then I’ll ride upon the wings of time and live an endless life.” ~Linda Goetsch

We hope these can be a useful resource for you while making your family history piece. Feel free to contact us with any help that you need!