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Helping You With Your Own Research
Discover more about who you are and where you come from. Whether you are just starting out, needing help locating records, need direction on a particular person, or just want research done on a particular branch, I can assist you. $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 consultation and before research can begin. If your research results turn out to be negative, your hourly rate and your expense charges will still be due.
Usually, research can take at least four hours for worthwhile information, but I am willing to do one hour at a time. If you are researching a female line, it may be necessary for me to research sideways, to branch out so to speak. A woman’s maiden name can be hard to research. She may get married more than once so researching her children and siblings is the best way to find out more about a family. As we all know, families are more than a straight line.
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 research records in far cities. They will also include copies of records such as birth records, baptismal records, marriage records, naturalization records, death records, wills, etc. These fees can be paid via my PayPal account at PayPal.Me/Loganealogy
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) 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 and contacts worldwide. 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 blogs to see what information I have been able to find on my own family without traveling.
If your case happens to be large, periodical payments may be required.
Please email me to discuss what you need and how I can help. All correspondence will be via email or Facebook’s private messenger for me to keep track of information and our correspondence and agreements.
***CANCELLATION: Once a Research Project has begun you are liable for the full amount of the Project costs. If you choose to cancel the Project you will be required to pay any outstanding fees remaining and will then receive all research material done to date.
**CANCELLATION PRIOR TO STARTING – Once a deposit is made for a Project that deposit will be forfeited if cancelled prior to the agreed start date – this covers materials already ordered as well as loss of income.
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 the material presented. For this reason, every family tree research project is vulnerable to 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 the time is spent researching and studying the records.