All Fees are in Canadian Dollars
I allow anywhere from 2 to 3 hours of initial consultation at no charge. During this time I will review the information which you provide and
determine what resources are available to continue with research. Only after I have determined that there are sufficient
resources available to me to conduct research will I agree to accept new clients.
I will not accept any new work if there is no hope of gathering any information.
Research Rate: Genealogy
I charge a rate of $15 per hour plus the costs of expenses such as film rentals, photo copies, notarization fees, postage etc.
If you wish can set a Dollar Limit as to the maximum that you wish to spend and I will work with in your limits. The average cost to complete to generate a Personalized Ancestral File runs anywhere from $200 to $500 depending on the amount of research time and amount of data available to research.
Once you have indicated your intentions to have your lineage researched I would require a $50 deposit to be paid. This will cover the initial research including ordering any films that would be required. Once the research has been completed and your Ancestral File completed you would be notified and the balance of payment will be due
Translation Services :
The charges for Translating Documents is 10 cents per word.
Translations will be done using Microsoft Word. The cost of translating a typical page usually runs between $25 and $30. with a minimun of $15 per page. You can approximate the cost of translating a document simply by counting the number of words to be translated. This will give you a fairly good idea what the final cost will be.
If you wish, you may send me a copy of the documents to be translated and I will give you a cost based on the documents. You can then advise me if you wish to have the document translated.
This is a free service which I provide. If you know the name(s) and the Village(s) of your Ancestors I will provide a list of names and phone numbers for you. If you wish we can either have a letter made up in Slovak which you will be able to send to any potential new relatives or you can write one and we can translate it into Slovak for you. The cost to have a form letter made up or to have one translated is $10.
Occasionally Translated Documents will require Notarization to state that the document translated was a True Copy of the Original. If you require a notarized copy the additional cost is $20 per document