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Basic Research Project


This research package is designed to introduce new customers to our in-depth research services. Our staff will search multiple record sources to accomplish your research goals. Since only ten research hours are devoted to this project, we will focus on documenting several of your ancestral families back to the Emancipation. Also choose this Basic Research Project to:

  • Begin linking slave ancestors to their owners.
  • Have a professional take a crack at solving a  family mystery.
  • Look for a relative or ancestor who moved away from the family and never returned.
  • Get past a long-standing research roadblock.

Project fees include:

  • The time required to review previous research, interact with you, other family members, and persons who share your ancestry by email, telephone or mail.
  • Research, locating and acquiring documents, analysis, creating your family tree, report writing, and preparing your project for shipping.
  • Copying, postage, shipping, handling, and extra copies of each report.
  • When it looks like research costs might exceed 10% of a retainer, you will be asked to provide written approval, preferably by email.
  • We endeavor to accomplish your research goals in the time that you purchase, but sometimes a wish list exceeds what can be accomplished in a fixed amount of time. If that happens, a consultant will ask if you want to wrap-up the project or purchase additional hours.
  • Retainers are non-refundable.

Depending on workload and unless otherwise negotiated, it may take 3-4 months from the time of purchase to complete your project. We recommend, but do not require, that clients take a minimum of one and preferably two DNA tests. These tests play a big role in getting past road blocks caused by record loss and undefined relationships. A research consultant will guide you in choosing a DNA testing service. If you agree to test, research will not begin until the results have been delivered.

Call 801-571-6122 to discuss rush research pricing.

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