Services

Research rates

Rates for professional genealogy research can typically range from $20 per hour to $150, with many firms charging $60 to $100 per hour or more. We are proud to offer research rates better than other companies, while providing superior service and results.

To provide maximum value for our clients, our rates depend on the type and amount of work you need done. A simple record lookup will be cheaper than deep, in-depth analysis with travel and interdisciplinary consultations. Our fees range from $35 to $79 per hour.

If you have a specialized question or research need, just let us know and we will work together to make it happen!

We offer three separate packages to meet your needs. If you have a specialized question or research need, just let us know and we will work together to make it happen!

Our research projects are usually completed between three to six weeks after payment. If circumstances are such that the case will take longer, you will be notified as soon as possible. We make every effort to complete your research as quickly as possible. Research may take longer when records from different archives need to be ordered.

Services

We can perform nearly any genealogy-related service for our clients, and we look forward to working with you to meet your needs. Over the years, we have seen similar needs come up time and again, and have detailed some of the typical client requests below. Regardless of the type of service, all of our research will be expertly conducted at your direction and fully sourced with only the most reputable records, with a focus on primary, original documents of unquestioned integrity. Do you have a unique request or are you uncertain which of these approaches is right for you? Send us a request for a free, no-obligation consultation.

Bronze Genealogy Package

Our bronze genealogy package is specially designed for those just starting with their genealogy. It is appropriate for those who are seeking ancestors between 1850 and 1930. These projects usually research just one person or one question.

  • Consultation with a professional genealogist
  • Five hours of research and analysis
  • Professionally drafted research report detailing goals, sources, strategies, reasoning, findings, conclusions, and ancillary information.
  • Summary of research
  • Copies of documents
Free Consultation

$395 ($79 an hour)

Silver Genealogy Package

Our Silver Genealogy Package is designed for people who want to work on more difficult research cases and cases involving more than one person. This standard genealogy project is well suited for most people with research in the United States and people whose ancestors are established in their country of origin.

  • Consultation with a professional genealogist
  • Ten hours of research and analysis
  • Professionally drafted research report detailing goals, sources, strategies, reasoning, findings, conclusions, and ancillary information.
  • Summary of research
  • Copies of documents
  • Digital copies of documents and report on a CD
  • Update your family tree online or via GEDCOM
  • Mailed to you in a genealogy binder.
Free Consultation

$740 ($74 an hour)

Gold Genealogy Package

Our Gold Genealogy Package is designed for complex and longer genealogy projects. These projects include research involving several families, immigration research, and colonial research. Midway through the Gold Genealogy Project, you will receive an update from one of our professional genealogists. This is a perfect place to start with your more difficult and longer cases!

  • Consultation with a professional genealogist
  • Twenty hours of research and analysis
  • Professionally drafted research report detailing goals, sources, strategies, reasoning, findings, conclusions, and ancillary information.
  • Summary of research
  • Copies of documents
  • Digital copies of documents and report on a CD
  • Update of research after ten hours.
  • Update your family tree online or via GEDCOM
  • Mailed to you in a deluxe genealogy binder.
Free Consultation

$1380 ($69 an hour)

If you have a specialized question or research need, just let us know and we will work together to make it happen!

Customized Genealogy Research Plan

We also offer a customized genealogy research plan. What if you want to do the research yourself, but don’t know where to go with your genealogy brick wall? We will go through your previous research and put together a customized research plan.

  • Customized Research Plan
  • Consultation with a professional genealogist to go over the research plan
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Generations Books: Your Family Story

Pedigree charts are fantastic resources, but they tell little about what your ancestors were really like. What were their day-to-day lives like? What was the community, the area, the situation that they lived in? What colorful facts or historical events did they live through? What did they look like? Answers to these questions and more can often be found through in-depth research.

As your interests dictate, we will perform the basic genealogy research and then flesh out the individuals whose lives led to yours. Historical records are of course incomplete by nature, so not all information can be found on everyone, but your interests will lead the way to our finding and writing the story of your family. We will mix the genealogy research and background research however you prefer, focusing our time on the areas of most interest to you. At the end, we can deliver a long, story-style report, but many of our clients prefer that we write, format, and print the project into a book that they can read and keep accessible in their library. The entire project is customizable: we will consult with you regarding your needs and then plan our approach together, from various research strategies to the type of printing and binding on the book. Note that your book can be bound in formats ranging from trade paperbacks to sewn leather-bound heirloom editions.

There have been a number of reasons that clients specifically love this type of project.

  • Many clients simply prefer to know the detail surrounding their family members and want it in an accessible, easy-to-read format that will last.
  • Clients have often provided this as a gift to spouse or parents.
  • Others purchased this as an heirloom to give to their children and grandchildren, so the family story will endure.

Custom Research Projects and Heritage Books

If these packages don’t fit your needs or if you would like to discuss creating a heritage book to preserve your family history, contact us today to get a detailed quote. We can help you create books to display your family tree in the format that you choose. Your options range from a leather bound deluxe edition to soft cover trade size books that are easy to share with extended family. Our designers and researchers will work with you to create the book of your choice.

Family Pedigree

Many of our clients need solid research performed to find a number of generations of their family. Whether you want a broad perspective on your roots or have a specialized focus for your family work, we can walk with you down the generations. This work is especially good for:

  • In-depth pedigree charts
  • Genealogical societies, like the Daughters of the American Revolution or Mayflower Society; and
  • LDS family and temple research (including research on previously-performed work, and fully formatted cards).

Individual Research Projects

If you are stuck in your research or just need to know specific answers, we are happy to help! Please contact us to review your needs and interests, or to ask if we might be able to help with a specific question.

Ongoing Research Cases

We are happy to help find your family, starting at whatever point you need and going in any direction you desire.

Expert Consulting

If you love to do your own genealogy work but just need some input here and there, or would like some specific or general pointers, then you would be one of our favorite types of clients! We love to help people who understand the ins and outs of genealogy work and just need some insight here and there. We are pleased to offer a free initial consultation to determine if we can help you in your specific situation. We also offer discounts for volume consulting work.

Refer a friend and save!

If you know someone who can benefit from our research services, refer them on to us. If they become a client, you will receive a discount on your next research project! Typical discount is 20%, depending on the relative quantities and types of research being done.

Refund Policy

As our services consist of family specific, custom created historical and genealogy research projects and reports, and your custom family research cannot be returned to us for resale, we do not offer refunds on our work.