rate for researching ancestors through the records at New Register
is £9 per half hour,
with a minimum of one hour's research.
In addition to this, there is also a charge
for access to the
ScotlandsPeople Centre which is £10
per day, plus travel costs
(£20 per day for Edinburgh, £10 for Glasgow).
A deposit will be asked for in advance to cover the cost of the pass, expenses
and one hour's research, and this can be paid through PayPal.
Upon completion of the set task, the results will be e-mailed to you with proposed
recommendations for follow up work, as well as an invoice for the balance. If at this point
you do not wish to go further, the results will be collated into an attractive family
history report and printed family tree (drawn up on Family Tree Maker), and if
required, the research can be backed up electronically onto a CD with a GEDCOM file
(a standard genealogical file format that can be read by most family tree
If you do wish to continue beyond this stage, production of the final report will be
held back until the research
has been completed.
Efforts to trace descendants of a particular ancestor will also be charged at a rate
of £8 per half hour (one hour minimum), plus relevant expenses (as above).
connection can be found to the modern day, details of descendants will be sourced
but no contact made without your prior approval and agreement.
PHOTOCOPIES of ENTRIES
My standard method of working is to transcribe the records relevant to your tree. Should
you wish copies of relevant entries, New Register House normally charges 50p per
photocopy of a digital entry (with some Minor Records charged at £2.50). These costs
would be passed onto you as an additional expense.
photocopies can only be obtained at NRH for statutory records between
Births 1855 - 1905
Marriages 1855 - 1930
Deaths 1855 - 1955
records after the dates noted above have to be ordered as official
at a cost of £8. I have no idea why NRH have set such arbitrary
but I am afraid that those are the rules at present!
If you want to go further and understand the context of why some of your ancestors were
in the places they were in, learning more about their jobs and social environment,
I can find out the truth for you. There are many sources that can
be pursued in
Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Perth and elsewhere in the country
which tie directly into
research, including military records, criminal investigations
and prosecutions, kirk
session records, cemetery records and specific
collections to name but a few.
All rates will be discussed in advance with you, usually on the basis of £9 per
expenses). The minimum charge will be for one hour's research.
completion of the agreed task, suggestions will be offered on how you may
to proceed in the future with further work, either through me, or by yourself
by then you have developed the genealogy bug!).
E-mail for a free estimate at
Research fees can be paid in a variety of ways.
UK clients, I accept cheques or credit card payment through PayPal for your convenience.
For overseas, payments can also be made securely through