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EXAMPLE COSTS & PACKAGES

FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCH

I offer a range of family history packages to suit the amount of research you would like me to carry out. The packages range from £75 - £500 depending on the depth of research and the presentation method.

The research will generally be carried out on direct ancestor lines only unless you specify something different.

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STARTER PACKAGE £75.00

This package will get your family history started. Using the GRO records and census returns I will trace back one surname 3 generations giving you relevant dates for births and marriages, finding out where your ancestors lived at the time of one of the census. This package includes 1 GRO certificate

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INTERMEDIATE PACKAGE £150.00

I will research one of your surname lines back to the beginning of civil registration (c1830’s/1840’s). The package includes 3 GRO certificates and information extracted from census records.


Payment for the above two packages will be expected when commissioned.


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EXTENDED FAMILY £280.00

In this package I will research 4 surnames back through 3 generations.


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COMPREHENSIVE PACKAGE £500.00

With this package I will attempt to research four surnames back 4 generations.


For these two packages, a deposit of £100 will be expected when the work is commissioned with the remainder being paid either as the research progresses or at the end of the research

GENERAL RESEARCH COSTS

I can carry out a more in-depth study of your family or just one particular ancestor who you are having difficulty locating. It may be that these records are not readily available and need to be sought out in the various repositories within the area where your ancestor lived.

For general research carried out for family history purposes, house history and probate research, my fee is £18 per hour. Any research carried out in Durham City is free from travelling expenses.

ILLUSTRATED TALKS LINKED TO FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCH

The two talks that I offer which I relate directly to family/local history research methods are:

  • Victorian Pit Women
  • My Great Great Grandmother

Both of these talks last for about 1 hour and are available at a charge of £35