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FEES:
(I accept PayPal, postal money orders and personal checks.
Personal checks must clear before information is released)
I'm happy to answer any questions for free before I start.


ALL PLANS COME WITH REGULAR EMAIL UPDATES!!!


NOTE: In most cases I tend to put in some extra time beyond what was purchased. For example, if you pay for 10 hours of research, good chance I'll actually put in a little over that at no charge.


Payment Plans (Willing to discuss other payment ideas as well)

Hourly Genealogy Research – $15.00 per hour up to 4 hours

Client shall also reimburse Genealogist for the actual costs of photocopies, photographs, microfilm rental fees, postage, parking fees, and other necessary out-of-pocket expenses, provided Genealogist submits an itemized bill, and provided that the total of expenses do not exceed $100. If Genealogist anticipates that expenses may exceed this $100 maximum, he shall notify Client in writing and obtain his/her agreement, also in writing, to the reimbursement of additional expenses. Mileage outside of a 5-mile radius of Lenox, Massachusetts, is charged to the Client at the rate authorized by the IRS ( .58 cents per mile).


5 Hour Genealogy Research Project $70.00

This project consists of 5 hours of professional genealogy research perfect for a small-sized project, or as a block of time in a bigger project.

Client shall also reimburse Genealogist for the actual costs of photocopies, photographs, microfilm rental fees, postage, parking fees, and other necessary out-of-pocket expenses, provided Genealogist submits an itemized bill, and provided that the total of expenses do not exceed $100. If Genealogist anticipates that expenses may exceed this $100 maximum, he shall notify Client in writing and obtain his/her agreement, also in writing, to the reimbursement of additional expenses. Mileage outside of a 5-mile radius of Lenox, Massachusetts, is charged to the Client at the rate authorized by the IRS ( .58 cents per mile).


10 Hour Genealogy Research Project – $140.00

50% up front unless we have discussed otherwise.

This project consists of 10 hours of professional genealogy research perfect for a smaller-sized project, or as a block of time in a bigger project.

Client shall also reimburse Genealogist for the actual costs of photocopies, photographs, microfilm rental fees, postage, parking fees, and other necessary out-of-pocket expenses, provided Genealogist submits an itemized bill, and provided that the total of expenses do not exceed $100. If Genealogist anticipates that expenses may exceed this $100 maximum, he shall notify Client in writing and obtain his/her agreement, also in writing, to the reimbursement of additional expenses. Mileage outside of a 5-mile radius of Lenox, Massachusetts, is charged to the Client at the rate authorized by the IRS ( .58 cents per mile).


20 Hour Genealogy Research Project – $270.00

50% up front unless we have discussed otherwise.

This project consists of 20 hours of professional genealogy research perfect for a mid-sized project, or as a block of time in a bigger project.

Client shall also reimburse Genealogist for the actual costs of photocopies, photographs, microfilm rental fees, postage, parking fees, and other necessary out-of-pocket expenses, provided Genealogist submits an itemized bill, and provided that the total of expenses do not exceed $100. If Genealogist anticipates that expenses may exceed this $100 maximum, he shall notify Client in writing and obtain his/her agreement, also in writing, to the reimbursement of additional expenses. Mileage outside of a 5-mile radius of Lenox, Massachusetts, is charged to the Client at the rate authorized by the IRS ( .58 cents per mile).


40 Hour Genealogy Research Project – $525.00

50% up front unless we have discussed otherwise.

This project consists of 40 hours of professional genealogy research perfect for a mid-sized project, or as a block of time in a bigger project.

Client shall also reimburse Genealogist for the actual costs of photocopies, photographs, microfilm rental fees, postage, parking fees, and other necessary out-of-pocket expenses, provided Genealogist submits an itemized bill, and provided that the total of expenses do not exceed $100. If Genealogist anticipates that expenses may exceed this $100 maximum, he shall notify Client in writing and obtain his/her agreement, also in writing, to the reimbursement of additional expenses. Mileage outside of a 5-mile radius of Lenox, Massachusetts, is charged to the Client at the rate authorized by the IRS ( .58 cents per mile).


60 Hour Genealogy Research Project – $850.00

50% up front unless we have discussed otherwise.

This project consists of 40 hours of professional genealogy research perfect for a mid-sized project, or as a block of time in a bigger project.

Client shall also reimburse Genealogist for the actual costs of photocopies, photographs, microfilm rental fees, postage, parking fees, and other necessary out-of-pocket expenses, provided Genealogist submits an itemized bill, and provided that the total of expenses do not exceed $100. If Genealogist anticipates that expenses may exceed this $100 maximum, he shall notify Client in writing and obtain his/her agreement, also in writing, to the reimbursement of additional expenses. Mileage outside of a 5-mile radius of Lenox, Massachusetts, is charged to the Client at the rate authorized by the IRS ( .58 cents per mile).


1 Full Family Tree Research Project– $1600.00

50% up front unless we have discussed otherwise.

***NO TIME LIMIT!*** Meaning, I'll keep working until I feel there is nothing left to find (usually takes about 2 months could be longer depending on the tree)

This project means, I will do everything I can to fill out your entire family tree by tracing as many direct line ancestors on as many branches as possible back to at least 10 generations "from the client".
There might be some branches that can be traced back that far, and there are other branches where the trail simply ends after a few generations. This is normal for many family trees.
However, I will do my best to flesh out as much as possible. NOTE: if in my research I discover a line that might lead to something of interest (example: Mayflower passenger), then I will draw that line out beyond 10 generations.

Client shall also reimburse Genealogist for the actual costs of photocopies, photographs, microfilm rental fees, postage, parking fees, and other necessary out-of-pocket expenses, provided Genealogist submits an itemized bill, and provided that the total of expenses do not exceed $100. If Genealogist anticipates that expenses may exceed this $100 maximum, he shall notify Client in writing and obtain his/her agreement, also in writing, to the reimbursement of additional expenses. Mileage outside of a 5-mile radius of Lenox, Massachusetts, is charged to the Client at the rate authorized by the IRS ( .58 cents per mile).


Mileage rate is the standard rate put forth by the IRS (currently .58 per mile as of Jan 1, 2019). Mileage refers to the miles traveled from my current location (Lenox, Massachusetts) to the research location. Clients are not charged the hourly research fees for travel time. Mileage charges will not be waived.