We will confirm the estimated research time and fee amount, and the retainer fee in our introductory email exchange, after discussing your specific research question.

  • Minimum retainer fee is $100, applicable to first two hours of research time.
  • $50 per hour for each additional hour of research.
  • Research time will be calculated and billed in two-hour increments unless otherwise negotiated.

Research time begins after our introductory email exchange and upon receipt of retainer fee via PayPal.

We will contact you for permission before incurring additional expenses including print or digital copies of records, certificates, and other documents; field travel (auto, meals, lodging); and postage.