The initial consultation is offered free of charge to help determine what research assistance is needed. Once clear client goals are established, the retainer fee is paid and the client agreement is signed, research will begin. To avoid being charged for duplicate work, please provide whatever information you have already compiled on the person or family to be researched. This should include family group sheets, ancestor / descendant charts, religious affiliations, known places of residence, dates and places of birth, marriage, death and other significant life events, sibling information, etc. If your project involves research, success can not be guaranteed, however an honest professional effort and report of all research findings will be provided.
Services & Fees Research Service Includes:
• Review of information provided by client
• Formulation of work plan
• Research & analysis
• Written report of findings, including negative findings
• Recommendations for future research
• Copies, transcriptions, or abstracts of documents, as appropriate
• Evaluation of documents
• Translation of documents (optional; additional fee)
$60 for two-hour minimum, payable in advance; other charges will be billed upon completion.
$30 per additional hour for services described above. Research time includes travel and telephone and email consultations with client. Negative findings and unsuccessful searches are charged.
Postage, photocopies, parking, long-distant telephone calls and faxes, computer charges, microfilm rental, other incidental expenses; travel expenses at the rate authorized by the IRS.
Client Agreement [pdf format]
Make a Payment for Research [Paypal]