African American Research
Easy Payment Plan
On a budget? Want to share the cost of tracing your ancestry with family members?
Make a $100.00 minimum down payment and when your account reaches $600.00 our professional staff will start your research project. Send family members a link to this page and they can contribute hours to your project. They will need your account number to order. They can also order a copy of the report and documents for a nominal fee.
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.