A blog is maintained on items of genealogical, family and DNA interest. Hopefully you will find it entertaining! (Sorry not recently updated due to medical issues and time constraints.)
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|Scope||Fee||What you receive||Birth, Marriage &/or Death Record(s)||Census Record(s)||Ancestral Chart||Personalized Report|
|2 hour research package
Example: Paternal Grand Parents c1880 – 1920
|$100. + expenses||Letter indicating scope of work completed for each grandparent and copy of records found for each - BMD (Birth, Marriage, Death), Census Records|
|5 hour package (10% off)
Example: All four Grand Parents c1880 – 1920
|$225. + expenses||As above for all four with an ancestral report from specialized software.|
|10 hour package (15% off)
Example: To Great Grand Parents with known siblings
|$425. + expenses||Letter indicating scope of work completed for each grandparent, personalized report of all findings, copies of records found for each - BMD (Birth, Marriage, Death), Census Records and an ancestral report from specialized software.|
Initially, the meetings, emails and checking of availability of records to set up the original research plan is usually completed free of charge. Some records are readily available online, while others will require requests to other reporting agencies or physically visiting genealogical repositories to personally search their records. This will enable me to get an overview of the scope of the research required.
I charge on an hourly basis for the time spent specifically on your project. This also allows me to present you with an itemization of how my time was spent doing your research. Fees for archives, microform and document copies are fixed by the repositories; however, in an attempt to minimize expense, I will attempt in most cases to either take a photo of the document or film or use my own scanner if it is permitted. If a third party researcher has to be engaged due to distance to the actual archives that holds the records, their fee is passed on to you at their actual cost which will be included in my invoice to you with a copy of the expense attached. Copies of all expenses paid will be attached to your invoice whereever possible.
Overview of Fees Charged:
Hourly charge for research and report writing: $50.00 CAD
Traveling expenses: billed actual expenses
Photocopies, photos, archive fees, postage, etc.: 10% surcharge added to actual expenses
Third party research engaged: billed at actual charge from engagement
Please note: All fees and expenses are quoted and paid in Canadian dollars.
All invoices are payable through PayPal. A deposit of 50% of the total estimated fee is required before research commences. You will receive a PayPal invoice by email which you can pay online (you don't need a PayPal account). Upon completion of the project, the final invoice will give a detailed breakdown of the expenses incurred. This balance including expenses will be invoiced also by PayPal at the end of the project and is payable upon receipt.
Total costs incurred: