Fee Schedule

Central Pennsylvania Research (Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Juanita, Lancaster Lebanon, Perry, York)

  • $55 per hour, minimum 5 hours
  • Copy costs- Range is $.15 – $1.00, depending on facility charges
  • Research fees – Range $5.00-10.00 per visit, depending on facility charges
  • Travel Charges – $30.00

Extended Central Pennsylvania Research (Berks, Chester, Franklin, Mifflin, Northumberland, Schuylkill, Union)

  • $55 per hour, minimum 7 hours
  • Copy costs- Range is $.15 – $1.00, depending on facility charges
  • Research fees – Range $5.00-10.00 per visit, depending on facility charges
  • Travel Charges – 1 hr.

North Central Pennsylvania Research ( Bradford, Columbia, Chemung, NY; Luzerne, Lycoming, Montour, Tioga, Wyoming)

  • $55 per hour, minimum 10 hours
  • Copy costs- Range is $.15 – $1.00, depending on facility charges
  • Research fees – Range $5.00-10.00 per visit, depending on facility charges
  • Travel Charges – $.555/mile, current IRS rate or call for negotiable rates

Lineage Papers – DAR, SAR, SR – Same as Extended Central Pennsylvania Research, plus $10.00 for final application.

Deposit of $275 ($55.00 x 5 hrs. required, to apply to number of hours you have requested.  Further hours will be billed periodically at predetermined intervals.  The client should set a maximum number of hours.  Additional hours will be require a new contract.

Progress reports for longer projects will be sent at monthly intervals.

Unforeseen additional charges may occur and will be the responsibility of the client.  These may include subcontracts, for requests that take me outside my expertise.  This will be discussed with the client ahead of time for permission to continue.  Computer searches, library searches, visits to Courthouses, visits to archives, telephone calls, visits to other repositories and discussions with relatives will be used throughout my research.  A full research report and supporting documents will be provided as well as some analysis.

If you are looking for someone to search for specific records at courthouses, archives and historical societies, call for pricing.  I will provide assistance with DAR (charge regular rate for supplementals, prospective members $10.00 only for finished application), SAR, CAR, SR, First Families of Pennsylvania applications and research.

Remember that with some custom research and record look-up investigations, there are some cases where my research may result in no documents being discovered.