Depending on the type of work, I can quote either an hourly or daily rate or a fixed price as appropriate. All charges will be agreed in advance so there will be no nasty surprises!

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 expenses:

  • Birth, marriage and death certificates from the General Register Office  £9.25
  • Birth and death register copies as PDF files from the General Register Office £6
  • England and Wales post 1858 wills £10

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.