My standard hourly rate is £23. Time spent on planning, research, analysis, and reporting is chargeable.

Direct expenses are recharged at cost, e.g. for certificates, wills, and document copies. I do not charge for travel time or expenses within the M25.

Example costs:

  • Birth, marriage and death certificates from the General Register Office  £9.25
  • Post 1858 wills £10
  • Guildhall library photography permit £5

For small projects, equivalent to four hours research or less, I require full payment in advance. For larger projects I require payment of half the fee prior to commencement of work with the balance due on delivery of the research report.

I accept payment via bank transfer or cheque from UK clients. For clients outside the UK but within the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) I request that payment be made in euros via SEPA Credit Transfer. For other International clients I invoice via PayPal.

If you have any questions you can ask them via the Ask a Question form or email me at elsom.genealogy@gmail.com.