Additional costs for all fixed price and bespoke research
Full copies of birth, marriage and death certificates ordered from the General Register Office are charged at cost (currently £9.25 for England and Wales). The need to obtain full copies will be kept to a minimum wherever possible by utilising free alternative sources, such as baptisms, burials and monumental inscriptions.
Any essential documents necessary as part of the research process such as wills or specific documents obtained through archive research requests are charged at cost.
Research which necessitates using payment credits on pay-per-view websites such as ScotlandsPeople, 1939 Register or Deceased Online to view and download individual documents are charged at the advertised rate for the credits required.
Travel - Public transport fares are charged at cost with car mileage at £00.45/mile.
Photocopying of documents or photographs from libraries or archives at cost.
UK postage for hard copies of the research reports is charged at a fixed price of £10.00. Domestic and overseas postage rates are charged at cost.
Free Initial Consultation for all fixed price and bespoke research
Using email, Skype or telephone, this time will be used to discuss and agree your research requirements in more detail.
Included in all fixed price and bespoke research
Frequently used genealogy websites which incur annual subscription costs are included. The sources used as standard inclusions are birth/baptism, marriage/banns, death/burial, census/directory and military.
Digital (pdf files loaded to a USB storage device and/or email files) and hard copies (optional) of the research findings are provided upon completion of the research for each of the following:
In addition, a copy of the Gedcom file (Genealogical Data Communication) can also be provided.
The reports are bound and can be personalised with photographs. Any archaic medical terms or obsolete/historic occupations contained in the reports are clearly defined. Historic monetary values such as those seen in many probate documents, are converted to present day rates for comparison.
Simple three generation reports should take no longer than 3-4 weeks to compile. Four generation double surname reports take longer (5-6 weeks) and four line reports (7-9 weeks). If you have a particular deadline such as a wedding, an anniversary or a special birthday there may be some flexibility in these timescales to accommodate your research request.
50% of the agreed costs are taken at the time of commission and are payable by BACS or IBAN transfer to Origins Ancestry Ltd. Full remittance of the outstanding balance including any additional research costs is payable on completion of the research and within 14 days of the date of invoice. Once full payment has been received you will be provided with your research reports.