Hire me for your genealogy research

Research Services

Please note, as an employee of the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) I cannot accept research clients who are members of NEHGS due to a non-compete agreement. If you are not a member, I look forward to working with you.

  • Family History Research - Curious to learn more about your family history? Or have you hit a brickwall in your research? I can work with you and research your ancestors, find their stories, and connect you with your past.
  • DNA Analysis - Frustrated by your DNA test? I can help you understand and work with your results.

Family History Research Includes:

  1. Consultation and review of your family history information. Please provide any information or documents you already have on the person or family to be researched. I do not want to duplicate information you already have.
  2. A contract for the work you desire.
  3. Written research report, including negative findings. See sample research report for more information.
  4. Recommendations for future research.
  5. Copies, transcriptions, or abstracts of documents, as appropriate.

Hourly Fee

$50 per hour for services described above. A basic research project requires between five and ten hours of work. An initial 20 minute consultation is free.

Retainer Fee

$100 for two-hour minimum, payable in advance. Other charges will be billed upon completion.

Reimbursable Expenses

Parking, photocopies, postage, long-distance telephone calls, other incidental expenses and travel outside of local repositories are charged at actual cost. Travel to local repositories is usually not charged.

Payment

  • By check, payable to Pam Holland, 133 Elmwood Rd. #2, Swampscott, MA, 01907.
  • Via invoice payable through PayPal.

For more information please contact me.