Helping You With Your Own Research
$25 per hour for basic, one to two surname lines, up to two to four generations. A one hour deposit is required after your free email consulation and before research can begin.
Usually, research can take at least four hours for worthwhile information, but I am willing to do one hour at a time.
Other fees that are in addition to the hourly fees can include cost required for parking, copying, postage, secretarial services, and supplies, etc. They may also include charges by other researchers paid to conduct research of records in far cities.
For customers who choose to hire me on an hourly basis, if we find ourselves in a situation where it is necessary to purchase a certificate (birth, marriage, death) in order to proceed with your family tree project, I will discuss options with you including the additional cost of requesting these documents.
I work full-time, so therefore my research is mostly through my extensive online research databases. I will do as much as I can using the resources I have obtained in my own family research from the past twenty-five years. Feel free to read some of my bogs to see what information I have been able to find on my own family without traveling.
Please email me to discuss what you need and how I can help.
Below are some tips to help you control your costs.
- Gather information about your family as much as you possibly can. Use as many free resources as possible. Some are listed at Free Genealogy Services Resources. Be sure to take advantage of them.
- Break down a large project into minor tasks and pay for them periodically.
- Stay informed about your costs by requesting reports and comprehensive billings.
- Request other members of your family to help you meet the costs.
Due to the nature of transcription and potential human error I cannot guarantee the information presented is 100% accurate. Every effort was made to ensure the quality of material presented. For this reason, every family tree research project is vulnerable to the occasional inaccuracy. I make every reasonable effort to verify the findings of my research.
The information I provide is accurate to the best of my knowledge. However, because every individual’s family history is unique, it is not possible to guarantee results or that a certain sum of money will provide you with a certain number of new ancestors or documents. This is true for the simple reason that it will never be known exactly what historical records hold for your family until time is spent researching and studying the records.