Prices

Family History Research Package Prices

Family History Package

Birdie Package – £135

Eagle Package – £195

Albatross Package – Price on Application

Hourly Research – £18/hour

Customised Packages – Price On Application

One to One Tuition – From £20/hour

Additional Charges, Deposit, Payment

If you have any questions or would like further details please contact me to discuss your requirements.

For further information on how the research process works and what you can expect to receive please see the Research page for more details .

Birdie

Birdie Package £135

This is a competitively priced package that will give you an introduction to your family history.

Using information from birth, marriage, death and census records this follows a single line of your family back to the mid-1800s.  You can choose which direct line to trace, for example your father, grandfather, great-grandfather.

The report will include:

Name of each direct ancestor and their spouse.

Where and when they were born, married and died. Additionally any other information recorded at each event for example the form of the marriage service, occupations of those involved and the cause of death.

Where they were living when the decennial censuses were recorded, what their occupations were, or if they were in education.  This may also identify any other family members living at the same address.

You will also receive a printed family tree and a copy on DVD.  Any records purchased during the process will also be supplied.

Eagle

Eagle Package £195

This is a more detailed package that researches  two direct lines.

The report will include:

Name of each direct ancestor and their spouse.

Where and when they were born, married and died. Additionally any other information recorded at each event for example the form of the marriage service, occupations of those involved and the cause of death.

Where they were living when the decennial censuses were recorded, what their occupations were, or if they were in education.  This may also identify any other family members living at the same address.

You will also receive a printed family tree and a copy on DVD.  Any records purchased during the process will also be supplied.

By looking at both sides of a family you will gain a richer picture of your history, a comparison of the families you are descended from that may even provide clues to how your ancestors met.

The Birdie and Eagle packages do not specifically include research into siblings.  However, any names that are uncovered during the research into your direct ancestors will be included for your information.  If this is something that is important we can discuss how to incorporate this into research by customising one of the above packages.

Albatross

Albatross Package customised – contact us for a quotation

This package includes more detailed research using a wider range of sources and taking the research back to the 1800s or earlier.  The family story will be placed within the local and historical context so you can understand how your ancestors fitted into their communities and how any global events such as wars or economic changes impacted on their day to day lives.

The report will include the

Names for each direct ancestor and their spouse and where and when they were born.

Where and when they were married, who performed the ceremony and who witnessed the service.

Where and when they died, what the cause of death was and who had reported the death. If they left a will, who were the beneficiaries and what happened to their land or possessions.

Where they were living when the decennial censuses were recorded, what their occupations were, or if they were in education.  This may also identify any other family members living at the same address.

Location details will include, where relevant, map extracts or details of the houses, streets or villages.

Map

Occupations will be explained within the context of the period and more unusual terms that may no longer be in use or were very specific to an industry explained. If your ancestor ran their own business Various resources will be checked for details of business location and other pertinent details.

Other information that may be included are details of  further education, military service, positions held in local society and reports in newspapers, journals or other publications.

Volunteers

The content will of course vary greatly for each commission but there are always stories to be found regardless of status or location of the family being researched.

Please note there may be additional charges for all packages for ancestors born outside of Scotland, this can be agreed before any research commences.

The final report can be sent by email or posted.

Customised Packages

Any of the above packages can be customised or a bespoke Research Package can be designed to meet individual requests – Price On Application

As each story is individual I also offer customised packages structured to meet your specific needs and budget.

Please contact me by email  merle@yourscotspast.co.uk or by telephoning 01821 650447 to discuss your requirements.

If for any reason a line cannot be traced as far back as stated in the package I shall offer a refund for the balance of unused research time.  Alternatively you may choose to put the remaining funds towards an alternative branch of your tree.

The above package prices include entry fees to ScotlandPeople Centre.

Other Research

Hourly Research £18/hour – minimum charge £36 (2 hours work)

Research undertaken at a fixed hourly rate, usually within an agreed budget that can be reviewed as the research progresses.

This is ideal for document transcriptions; interpretation of a document; locating a specific record in a local repository or archive or if you have hit a brick wall and would like your research reviewed to help move on to the next stage.

Tuition

One to One Tuition From £20/hour depending on location.

Designed to get you started or help you progress your own research,  tuition will be customised to your specific requirements and undertaken at your own pace.  It is easier to do this in your own home so you can access any information you may have.

Tuition can cover where to find records, how to interpret the information found, how to record it and what to do when you hit a “brick wall”. You will need a computer with an Internet connection to get the best from these sessions.

Additional Charges, deposit and payment

Additional Charges

These may include mileage if travel is required to access specific records; copies of certificates and other documents; special presentation formats and any other costs specific to the project. These shall be agreed with you before proceeding.

Deposit

A deposit is payable before commencement of work, this will vary depending on the package selected.

Payment

Payment can be made by Sterling cheque, bank transfer or by credit/debit card via PayPal (I shall email you an invoice with link and payment instructions).

There will be no additional charges for using Paypal.

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