Personal Memoirs are archival books that open a window into your life and stories. And Modern Memoirs, Inc. provides writing, editing, and publishing services, specializing in personal memoirs and family histories for discerning clients. If directed to by the client, they will conduct research, translations, maps, genealogical charts, an ethical will, and other services. Costs vary widely, similar to the cost variations in purchases of automobiles, wedding and other celebrations, remodeling jobs, or vacations. A commissioned memoir is not easily quantifiable. The value over the physical lifetime of an archival book is difficult to estimate, but is not unrelated to the value of a birthright.