Contract and Fees

There are times when it becomes advantageious to hire a professional genealogist. Perhaps you want more information about your family or need to have information verified.  Are you confused as to how to organize what you have? It may be time to hire a professional to help you. For information on hiring a professional, please look at the information from the Association of Professional Genealogists.

Once I receive your inquiry, I will determine whether your project fits with my expertise and the resources to which I have access. If so, I will send you a contract that will explain the scope of the work and my projected hours.

If you are ready to get started, please contact me via the form below to begin a discussion of  project. If we agree that it is a good fit, we will sign a contract that details the scope of the project and hours contracted. I will also ask you to send to me copies of any documents or research that has been done on the project and a retainer fee.

My hourly rate is $30.00 and I do not charge for travel in Allegheny or Butler County. Parking fees and tolls, however require reimbursement.

Please Note:

Genealogy research can be challenging and surprising. As much as we like to think we can solve all problems, it is sometimes just not possible. We cannot guarantee that we will find all the information necessary to your goal. However, I do promise that I will perform a reasoably exhaustive search and report according to the Genealogy Proof Standard. No matter what the results, my fee is based on the time spent researching, analysing, and reporting.