Frequently Asked Questions
1. What does Price & Associates offer?
2. How much do the services of Price & Associates cost?
3. How far back can Price & Associates trace my ancestry?
4. What can I expect to receive from Price & Associates at the end of a project?
- Researching ancestors, descendants and related individuals
- Obtaining vital and historical records and documents
- Conducting estate and missing heir research<
- Translating letters, documents, and other written items
- Traveling to Canada, UK, and Europe for onsite research
- Entering family history data into a software program
- Organizing family history materials
- Compiling, writing, and editing family history books for publication
- Working directly with clients in searching records
- Making family history presentations at meetings
- Providing consultation on research problems and methodology
- Arranging and analyzing DNA tests for ancestry purposes
Our fees are detailed in the genealogy services page. We usually work in increments of 10, 20, and 30 hours, called projects. Costs range from $25 per hour for clerical services to $80 per hour for some highly specialized searches by agents abroad. Our invoices detail all costs, averaging $50-$60 per hour. Fees for copies, scans, and shipping and handling are also itemized.
Visit our Case Studies page to learn about research possibilities and how they differ in various parts of the world. We are committed to extending your pedigree as far back as possible. Results rely on the current availability of written records and vary with each locality. For those in the United States, “crossing the ocean” back to the ancestral place of origin is often dependent on a number of factors including time period, economic status, surname, and specificity of document information. Generally speaking, results are highly successful for ancestry in the Americas, Western Europe, and Australasia. Researching lines in Ireland, parts of Eastern Europe, and the former USSR can be the most challenging due to the lack of surviving records or lack of access to what survives. Pedigrees that link with royalty, landed gentry, or ancestral farms often allow extensions prior to 1600. Estimates are based on previous experience and results may greatly vary as searches are actually completed in extant records.
As detailed in the Services page, we provide:
- A summary page listing the project goal, results, and recommendations
- A report detailing searches completed and analyses of findings
- A research log of sources consulted
- Copies and/or handwritten extracts of documents and pertinent information
- Additional materials for members of the LDS Church, if requested