Products and Services
$35/hr + tax and expenses
$30/hr for 10 hours or more
I conduct research on Canadian, British Isles (online), and American (online) records. All research engagements produce a professional report that includes (as applicable):
A full family pedigree chart
Family unit pedigree charts
Family group reports
Research summaries and suggestions for further research
Digital copies (and certified copies, if available) of records
Full source citations for all information found
Writing and Publishing
The research report you receive for my work is top-notch, but your family and friends may not be as excited by transcriptions and charts. Showcase your heritage by having your family story published in a book! Each project, like each family, is unique, so I will work with you to produce a product that you will be proud to show off. You can choose from a prose book, illustrated coffee table book, even a cookbook of treasured family recipes. They make great gifts for Christmas or a family reunion. Contact me to discuss project options and cost.
Your Family History Online
Share your family history with even your most distant cousins with a custom website. Websites can display your heritage in a dynamic way that's just not possible on the printed page. Your site can be made public or password protected.
Pedigree Charts to Frame
I am working with a variety of artists to design family tree prints that you will want to give pride of place. Each print is hand-lettered with your family names and dates; all you do is pick your favourite design. Best of all, part of the proceeds from each print is shared with the artist who designed it, so you will be helping to support independent artists!
Ready to get started?! Tell me all about your project here!
A note on taxes and expenses
Taxes (HST) only apply to Canadian residents.
My contract requests a $50 expense budget to cover small expenses (see the explanation of expenses below), which will be added to the final bill, if used. Larger costs, such as translation, records costing more than $10 each, or travel expenses to outside of the Greater Toronto Area, will require your approval.
Travel – Travel costs can include the cost of travelling to an archive or records repository or a research trip outside of the Greater Toronto Area. One trip to a library or archive within the GTA is included in the research costs; additional travel within Toronto costs $6 for each trip. Any travel outside of the GTA will require your approval.
Records – Although I make every effort to find records through means that are free to you, some records require an additional cost. Any expenses for records (including but not limited to: postage, photocopying, and the cost of the record itself) come out of the $50 expense budget. There is no extra charge for record transcription.
Translation – If I have to get a record translated into English, this may come with an additional charge, which will require your approval. I work with an excellent native French speaker to translate records from French, and other language translators can be acquired as needed.