Research Projects & Fees

WorldMy specialty is Online Research, which means the majority of the Project money is allocated to intensive online research.  Anything that I cannot access online, and that is vital to a project, is sourced through the many networks I have built throughout Australia and the UK. Added to this, I also visit the QLD State Archives, and/or the QLD State Library when needed to access other more obscure Queensland and Australian records that might pertain to a Genealogical Research Project.

The project costs below are for a full completed project; I am happy to offer various payment options, either weekly, fortnightly or monthly, and you can do this by direct deposit or Paypal.  I begin a project on receipt of the first payment, and the full amount must be paid at least 2 months prior to the end of research.

IMPORTANT:  Please understand that you are paying me for my time & costs and my expertise in genealogical research, NOT for positive results.  I give no guarantees that my research will provide you with the results that you desire.


Recently I have had to increase my fees – simply to cover the costs of all the increases in this profession!  As of the 1st July 2017 the cost of all birth, marriage & death records throughout Australia have increased, as have printing costs, website subscriptions, internet costs, petrol, overseas research, etc.  
I hope you understand that I still try to keep all costs to a minimum and affordable to many, and that is why the Project fees are lower and better value if you research more than one line – because it is more cost effective to access records, databases, and services at the same time for different pedigrees.


***See cancellation terms at bottom of page.




The genealogical research of one parental line, i.e. one parent/grandparent (2-6 surnames)

$2,500 – Approx 3-4 months to completion




The genealogical research of either your father’s or mother’s side of the family, i.e. one parent and both grandparents (2-12 surnames)

$4,000 – Approx 5-6 months to completion




The genealogical research of both your father’s and mother’s side of the family – therefore researching both sets of grandparents.

$7,000 – Approx 6-9 months to completion




The full genealogical research of both yours and your spouse’s paternal and maternal sides.  This can also be done for friends/colleagues etc.

$13,000 – Approx 12-15 months to completion




Such as trying to find one family tree member’s movements in a timeline, or assistance to add to or further your own genealogy research.  This type of research is tailored to your specific needs.

$40 per hour – no minimum hours


Included in cost:
  • Minimum of 80 hours research for full projects
  • All printing and stationery, including Presentation Folders
  • Documents, photos, records etc that are printable and downloadable and are included as part of my subscriptions and/or membership – these will be presented in the Folder(s) as well as saved for you on a memory stick
  • One Professional Colour Ancestor/Descendant Chart plus all Genealogical Reports
  • One Gedcom file containing all data about your family tree; names, dates, places, notes, sources, etc.  This Gedcom file can then be uploaded to your own Genealogical Software Program, or uploaded to or similar sites.  Once you have this you can add your own future research findings, you can upload photos, share it with family, etc.


NOT included:
  • Each project includes $200 allocated for birth, marriage and death records required for research.  Many times further vital records are needed and therefore anything after the $200 has been used is an extra cost to you as the client
  • Specialist documents such as those that incur an extra cost when ordering them, e.g. Military service records
  • Extra Project folders and charts for siblings or other kin.  The cost to produce a replica of what you will receive is charged at 10% of the full Project Cost that you have paid for.  This price covers stationery, printing and the extra hours needed to consolidate paternal and/or maternal documents.
  • Shipping costs when project is complete
  • Extra research into European ancestors; whether German, Swiss or other, I cannot access very much online, however I have excellent researchers stationed in some parts of Europe and therefore can facilitate research into this area.  A percentage of a Project will be allocated to a maternal or paternal line if its roots are European, however any extra research after this is used up will be an extra cost to you as the client.  Of course you have full control over whether you want more research done at the time or at a later date. 


***CANCELLATION:  If a Research Project is cancelled at any time prior to the final invoice being paid, that said project will then be stopped immediately with no further research performed.  Any payments made up to the date of cancellation are NOT refunded.  Further to this, no final reports or colour charts will be provided, as these are part of the package deal only.  You will however receive all documents and any timeline reports pertaining to the amount paid up to the date of cancellation.


BYGONE DAYS GENEALOGY reserves the right to make changes to these terms and conditions at any time.
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