What research options can you choose?
- Research is £19 per hour, plus VAT. You decide how many hours research you wish to have done initially and I will prepare a report with the findings. During the course of the research it may become advisable to buy a birth, marriage or death certificate, to confirm the identity of the person whose line we are researching. This may happen in the case of a name which is more common, where several people may have the same name. The certificates are £10 each and are chargeable in addition to the research. I will check with you first to confirm you wish me to go ahead before I order it.
- For those who wish to have a more lasting memento or perhaps a gift to give a family member, you can elect to have a Family History Box. With this the research is presented in a spiral bound book form, with extra information about where they lived, their occupations, the times they lived in and any other information that can be gained from the records. It is a fascinating way to place the family in the social history of their era, and helps us to understand the reality of their lives. It ‘puts flesh on the bones’ as it were. For this you would select the number of hour’s research you wish to have done, with the same cost as option 1, and an additional £25 for the Family History Box. This includes postage in the UK. Overseas requests may incur an extra postage charge depending on the destination.
With either option, there may be a need to visit the Record Office which holds the records relevant to the area your family lived in. In this instance travel costs may be incurred as detailed in the table below. I will confirm before travel if you wish me to carry out such a visit for the purpose of searching the parish records.
Mileage costs if a visit to a Record office is in excess of a 25-mile (40 Km) round trip
|Under 25 miles (40 Km)||No charge|
|26 – 50 miles (40 – 80Km)||£7.50|
|51 – 75 miles (80 – 120 Km)||£10|
|76 – 100 miles (120 – 160 Km)||£12.50|
|101 – 125 miles (160 – 201 Km)||£15.00|
|126 – 150 miles (201 – 241 Km)||£17.50|
|In excess of 150 miles (241Km +)||£20|