About US

Why choose Histories in the Making?
The past is what makes us who we are today

With more and more families migrating to far-flung lands, the bonds that tie relatives together are being stretched to breaking point. The oral history that was once passed down from generation to generation about our ancestors is being lost. Some families seek out their past through genealogy. The results of those efforts might rest in a folder – birth certs, census information, pension application forms… but trying to really capture the life of your loved one from these forms can be difficult. Histories in The Making want to change that. We offer a range of services and options so that you can present your research in a readable and informative way, putting into context lives once lived. We are passionate about history and writing and excellent design, and we combine those skills to offer you the chance of bringing your history to life. Whether it’s a family poster, a commemorative brochure or an interactive webpage to remember your ancestor, Histories In The Making are here to give you and future generations a present of your past.


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    Too often, family's histories are just a list of dates and facts. We want to take these and weave them into a compelling, entertaining story ... the story of your family.


    Whether in print or digital, our brochures and interactive presentations are beautifully presented and lovingly rendered.


    How do you put a price on memories? For a gift that can last a lifetime, our packages represent excellent value for money.

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our three-step process

After a consultation we will research the newspaper archives to find out any additional information about your relative or colleague. We can also interview other sources who may have interesting stories to share.


We will then arrange all the information into a cohesive and compelling narrative. A person’s history is so much more than just a series of facts – it’s a story. We will tell that story.


Finally we take the story and commit it to either print or online. We can design booklets, magazines, websites or online presentations so you can spread that person’s story among their family and friends.

Click here to see an example of our interactive presentations

Our Team

The people behind Histories in the Making
David Lawlor
David Lawlor
Journalist and author
David Lawlor has been a journalist for 26 years, and is a former associate editor at Ireland’s largest media company. He is the author of five novels and writes about history on his very popular Wordpress blog, historywithatwist
John Regan
John Regan
John Regan is a designer with 15 years experience in Ireland’s largest media group. He has worked with major companies around Ireland, developing branding for a wide variety of companies, as well as designing magazines and brochures. He currently runs his own design company, Junior Creative Solutions.

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