I operate a sliding scale of fees for my research and report writing services. My initial fee is £20.00 per hour and this reduces to £16.00 per hour if you commission 21 hours or more (see graph below). There are no hidden charges. I want you to be in control of all expenditure relating to the research you want me to conduct on your behalf.
We will agree a programme of work and I will report back to you with progress at the end of the agreed period. Please also note that I am obliged to charge you for the time spent on research even if, in the end, few results are generated, unfortunately genealogy is not the exact science some people think it is!
In the first instance you may want just 5 hours research, that is 5 x £20.00 = £100.00. After this initial 5 hour period you may want a further 10 hours. For this next 10 hours I charge £18.00 per hour, because your total hours are now 15. So this is 10 x £18.00 = £180.00
Any further research of more than 6 hours would be charged at £16.00 per hour because in total you have commissioned over 21 hours of my time. Of course you may decide to commission 21 hours (or more) in the first instance in which case that would be at £16.00 per hour. As a general guide I can normally trace a single male or female line back to the late 18th/early 19th centaury in around 8 – 10 hours.
I charge 25p per mile plus any parking charges. Examples of current rates for return journeys to Record Offices are:-
|Return travel to||Return miles||25p per mile||parking fees|
* = Redevelopment works at these sites mean not all archives currently available
Photocopies from microfilm or fiche from Record Offices will be charged at cost. This varies depending on the repository and can be between 50p – £1. Photocopies from original documents i.e. Parish Registers are around £1.50 – £2.50. Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates (currently £9.25) and research documents purchased on your behalf are also charged at cost. I will of course agree with you in advance what photocopies or certificates you want.
contact me to discuss your specific needs and to get a quote