Investing in researching your family tree will be appreciated for generations to come. The cost will vary, depending upon the type of research desired. A general breakdown is as follows:
1)Offsite research – $50/hour.
2)Onsite research – Varies. For example, MD State Archives is $590 for full day, $350 for half day. You may receive a discount if combining multiple repositories (i.e. $1100 for both Maryland State Archives and Maryland Historical Society).
Documents produced are always in digital format, unless otherwise agreed to beforehand. Onsite visits include all expenses. Offsite research does not include document ordering, shipping & handling or other extras.
How do you know how much you will invest?
You set that initially. Most clients begin offsite research at $500 which is ten hours of allotted research. It may be as low as 5 hours if you wish.
Onsite visit cost is also determined ahead of the project starting.
While we stick to your budget, it is typical for AncestorStalker to go well beyond the allotted project time in an effort to get you the best result possible.