Mail-In Research Request and Agreement Form
Please print and complete this form when requesting research.
Attach additional information as necessary.
Mail to: James and Karen Ward
Click here - To e-mail us about your research objectives or to inquire about our
research service, fees or payment options.
Fees and Expenses: Project fees are $40 per hour, plus normal expenses such as copy
and postage, with a 6 hour minimum project time. A retainer of 50% of the requested
project hours is due before research begins.
Indicate type of Service Requested
Please list the major surnames to be researched along with the
area and time period in
Attach photocopies or summaries of any previous research.
(Never send originals or any materials which need to be
returned.) The minimum Genealogical Research Project is
6 hours which includes the time required for research, analysis
and compilation of a detailed report.
Please indicate any additional project hours.
Number of hours _____ at $40.00 per hour. . . _______
Enclosed is a check or money order in the amount of $___________ as a retainer.
I hereby authorize research on my behalf for an amount not to exceed $_______,
according to my instructions.
Briefly state research goals here and attach additional information as necessary:
Due to the uncertain nature of the available surviving records, the outcome of any
genealogical or historical research project cannot be guaranteed. Our fees cover
research, reporting and analysis time and not the outcome of the effort. Our
professional fees are not refundable.
Signature of Client:
Please Contact Us first should you have any questions about your research project.
_____ Document Search: $40 per hour
Requested documents searched and copied (if located) (Plus expenses)
at The Library of
to be searched and copied and include what is known
about the names, dates and places.
This cost of this service is $40 per hour, with a ½ hour minimum
document search time, plus copy and mailing expenses. Please
contact us for an estimate when requesting searchfor multiple
documents. A 50% retainer is required when requesting multiple
Due to the uncertain nature of the available surviving records,
we cannot guarantee the success of finding any particular
Please Contact Us should you have any questions about the availability
of any particular document or if you have questions about the costs of
obtaining copies of documents from
Amount of Payment Enclosed: _________________
_____ Computer Data-entry Assistance: $40 per hour
Our fee for data-entry into Family Tree Maker® is $40.00 per hour.
Additional expenses may include the costs of compiling booklets or
CDroms depending on the needs of the client. Please contact us for
an estimate based on the details of your particular data-entry needs.
A 50% retainer, based on estimated fees and costs, is required.
Amount of Payment Enclosed: ________________
Our fee for transcribing documents is $40.00 per hour with a ½ hour
minimum transcription time. The time required for transcribing documents
averages 30 to 45 minutes per page. Occasionally difficult documents may
take longer. Normally there are no additional expenses associated with the
transcription of documents. Please note that poor document copies, due to
faded or damaged documents, may prevent “word-for-word” transcriptions
of some documents or sections of documents. Never send us the original
document or any copies which need to be returned.
Please contact us for an estimate when requesting transcriptions of long or
multiple documents. A 50% retainer, based on the estimated transcription time,
Amount of Payment Enclosed: _______________