Research Rates

For Simple research projects the basic rates;

In house research basic $ 65.00 per hour. Based on the objective that you decide on and the information you can provide to start. If there is not enough information or I cannot find a paper trail, there is no cost .

On the road rates are $ 85.00 per hour,   Massachusetts ( Boston State Archives ) ( Boston Department of Vital Records –  plus cost – $ 20.00 certified copies )

Personal research projects are based on a free consultation in person by appointment only.

Personal projects can be either by the hour or a flat fee, based on your individual story and what you can provide to start.

If by email or mail, a brief explanation of what you are trying to accomplish and what you have already covered. Then from what you can tell me, I should be able to tell you if it can be done by me.

Do we travel? Yes, based on the type of project and an understanding of, if it can be done.

In State travel at $ 85.00 per hour and .50 cents per mile, plus any other costs incurred. ( over night stay’s etc )

Out Of State travel at $ 110.00 per hour, plus travel costs incurred. All travel outside of Massachusetts would depend on whether or not I have a paper trail to follow before I would consider going. I would need to find my starting point before any attempt at travel.

New England to Florida or West Coast a flat $ 800.00 fee to go there plus expenses. I only do this type travel if I think the project can be done successfully. If I can find a paper trail based on your information I travel, if not I don’t travel.

With today’s access to information on a number of research site’s there are still some things that just cannot be found.