Our average hourly rate is $35. We charge in most cases for on-site research (archives, parishes, villages) only. We usually work in 10-hour stages. After each stage client decides if he/she wants to continue the project if satisfied with the results and if there are still resources available. More details on how we work can be found here. If longer travel is required we add mileage or the cost of a train ticket if applicable. Other costs may include: copies of records (from $1-$3 in state archives, up to $10 in church archives), fees paid in some archives, etc. We always list all costs involved in a project together with a plan for each project stage. If substantial costs are involved we may ask for partial prepayment.