Services

I am an experienced researcher and a genealogy educator, with a strong commitment to a high quality research process. I love to help others discover their family history, while also helping them build their own research skills.

Contact me for a free consultation to discuss your needs and decide which pack is right for you.

Research packs

Getting Started With Your Family History

Research and create a family tree to about three generations, provide a 30 minute online discussion session about the results and tips for continuing the research, produce a report and a research plan. 

$250, 5 hours. The family tree can be created on Ancestry or in family history software, or both.

Understanding Your Ancestry DNA Results

Review your results, group your matches, use your family tree to analyse matches, provide a 1 hour online discussion session about the results, produce a report and a research plan. Client must have a current Ancestry subscription to get the most out of this pack.

$150, 3 hours

Documenting Your Family History

Add your existing research into family history software, verify your conclusions and add source citations, provide a 30 minute online discussion session about the results and tips for continuing the research, create family tree charts and report.

$200, 5 hours.

Progressing Your Family History

Review and analyse the evidence behind your family tree, identify priorities for further research, provide a 1 hour online discussion session about the results, develop research plan and prepare report.

$250, 5 hours.

Custom Research

Research your family history to answer your research questions, or as an add on to one of the other packs to undertake new research.

$250, 5 hours includes a 30 minute online discussion.

Inclusions:

Digital copies of family tree charts, reports and associated copies of sources provided via cloud services or USB memory stick. Where relevant, this includes a GEDCOM file of your family tree, which is a format suitable for uploading to Ancestry or family history software.

Exclusions:

  • Purchase of copies of sources such as certificates are not included but can be provided at an additional cost. I endeavour to keep additional costs down and focus on purchasing sources which are important to progressing the research.
  • Printed copies of the charts, reports and associated copies of sources are not included but can be provided at an additional cost.
  • Research for countries outside of Australia is restricted to those which have the necessary sources online. If I am unable to research particular countries I will notify you of that during the initial consultation.
  • Postage and packaging is not included.

All meetings are online, but face to face meetings in Sydney may be possible.

Payment in advance is required. Direct deposit is preferred but credit card payment can also be arranged. All prices are in Australian dollars and GST free.

Every family history is unique and researching it effectively is dependent upon the availability of the necessary source documents. All effort will be made to achieve your research goals, but no guarantee can be provided that I will find the information that you desire. The pack system is an affordable method which allows you to purchase a set number of hours and outputs. At the end of that pack I will work with you to determine what, if any, further work may be required and you can purchase additional blocks at the same rate as your pack or at an hourly rate ($55/hour). In this way you remain fully aware of the costs and can stop when you wish.

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