. For Family History Beyond Grandma's Attic . . .

Minnesota Death Certificates
Fees for Genealogical Services

• $30/hr., with a three hour minimum, for research and related tasks. The hourly rate includes time for the writing of reports and doing all those things necessary to compile the report and the supporting materials before mailing to the client. While many projects take somewhere in the area of three to four hours of research time, some only take the three hour minimum, and some can take more than the three or four hour average. I can give you some idea of the size of the project after an initial evaluation of your research objective, which is free of charge.

• All research trips within a 25 mile radius of my house incur no mileage charge, this includes all repositories within the St. Paul/Minneapolis metropolitan area. .

• All other expenses including documents, copying, parking, mailing, and supplies are billed to you for my out-of-pocket expense.

•Fees for photography, global positioning system services, computer services, page layout and photo restoration without research services, are available on request. On larger research commissions, some photography is included as part of the service. The client is only responsible for any expenses, billed at my cost. My fee would be included in the normal hourly research fee. Global positioning system services are also included in the same manner for research projects.

• Please be aware that no genealogist can promise the results for which you hope. Some problems cannot be solved. Some of our ancestors refuse to be found. What every genealogist should be able to promise you is the maximum effort to solve the problem within the time limitations set by you, the client. I promise you that effort. To do less would be unprofessional and unethical.


Minnesota History Center, St. Paul, Minnesota
"Old" Courthouse, Stillwater, Washington County, Minnesota
River Falls Area Research Center at the Chalmer Davee Library, University of Wisconsin--River Falls, River Falls, Pierce County, Wisconsin. This research center also serves Burnett, Polk, and St. Croix Counties in Wisconsin.
Fairview Cemetery at Stillwater, Minnesota