Chainlines, LLC started as a company specializing in the bibliography and cataloging of rare and early printed books. Since 2010, our expertise has broadened to include a wide variety of historical research activities, especially genealogy and house histories.
Chainlines are the widely spaced lines visible in the texture of hand-made laid paper, made by the wire mesh at the bottom of the tray in which it is made. They can provide important clues to the printing history of books produced in the hand-made printing area.
Still looking for clues, we now like to think of the numerous links in the chains that connect us with our history and family roots.