What to Expect
Need Help Researching Your Ancestors?
If you'd like to learn more about your American roots, then you have come to
the right place! We have considerable experience
researching and documenting United States lineages.
Intensive research ordered in blocks of 10 hours or more is the best bet for
making progress on difficult lineages. If you have reached a impasse in a
particular family line, need help with lineage society applications, or would
simply like to have a professional genealogist prepare your ancestry, then
please feel free to contact me. If we cannot help you, then we will find a
genealogist who can. You can view a sample lineage
research report and read a little bit more about what
to expect from our services.
Once research is completed, you will receive:
- A Research Calendar detailing each source studied,
- Copies of original records, abstracts or transcripts,
- A Summary of the results of the research session,
- Suggestions for future research,
- An invoice for expenses (photocopies, postage, phone charges, etc.)
Lineage Research Fees
|$60.00 per hour
|$65.00 per hour
|10 hour project minimum, otherwise no limits.
|$.30 (twenty-five cents) per page
|$6.00 for up to 1 lb.,
$13.00 for over 1 lb.,
Extra charges apply for Priority, Express, International, and FedEx
Learn more about our Lineage Research
services, including how to order, what you can expect from my work and a sample
report. If you'd like to try us out first, sign-up for
a mini-research project at half the price!
A Comment About Rates:
Typical professional rates for genealogist range from $30.00 per hour to as
much as $120.00 per hour. Experienced genealogists and those with with a
particular specialty typically have higher fees than those who are less
experienced or non-specialized. To become more familiar with this topic, you
may wish to read So You're Going
To Hire A Professional Genealogist, a publication of the
of Professional Genealogists (APG). E-mail
me and request "price comparison" and I will send you the URLs
of some other genealogy companies working at the Family History Library if
you'd like to compare fees.