Charges are based on the time
spent on research, and include the fees we must pay
to the Registrar General for access to the records.
Unfortunately it is difficult to estimate in advance
the amount of time needed for any piece of genealogical
research e.g. more time will be needed to trace a family
with a common surname living in a large city.
Our hourly rate is £22.00 but
we ask for a deposit of £25.00 before commencing
research. We will use your deposit to do one hour of
You can commission research up to
a maximum cost which suits your budget. This amount
will not be exceeded without prior consultation. Should
the trail run cold before this sum is reached you will
only be charged for the work done.
For your guidance, the average cost
of tracing one ancestral line back as far as possible
is between £75.00 and £150.00.
are happy to accept payment by:
UK Sterling personal cheque
International Sterling Money Order
(payable on a London bank)
US Dollar Cashier's Check
are sorry we cannot accept payment by:
US Dollar personal check
To find out what our charges are in
your own currency visit the Universal