Q. Why do I need to hire a professional genealogist? 

A. There are many reasons, including:

  • Brick walls
  • Lineage society applications
  • Collaboration/support
  • Adoption – looking for birth parents/siblings
  • Lack of time
  • Gift for family member
  • Document retrieval

Q. How much do you charge? And is there a contract involved?

A. 820 Research typically charges $35/hour, fees for travel and other expenses may be extra. A contract is an important agreement between us, insuring that we both know what to expect from the potential project. We begin with a consultation (free, no obligation) and then you will receive a project proposal that we both can agree upon. 820 Research is here to help you with your genealogy.

Q. What can I expect?

A. Details are available on our Services page.

Q. Do you guarantee your services?

A. We cannot, and do not, guarantee that we will be able to complete your project in the time you allow. Nor can we guarantee the content of the information that we uncover. What we can guarantee is that you will receive efficient, thorough, and expert professional research and writing services, combined with open communication concerning the progress of your project at all times.