Prices & PackagesInfo
This is the smallest available package in our offer, but still enables us to discover quite a lot about your ancestors. Within that time we focus on the most important records related to your relatives.
It is usually ordered in two cases:
- If you don’t know as exact location of origin of your forefathers and we need to dedicate more time to find out where they came from. We go through several various databases, browse the documents issued after one’s emigration that might list the last place of residence or place of birth in the country of origin. When we come across any location – we always try to prove it by finding any documents like i.e. birth record of your direct ancestor.
- If you know the place of origin of your ancestors, but are interested in obtaining vital records related only to either your direct ancestors, or a particular generation or branch of the family, without going in-depth too much (as in our premium package).
Our basic package is also a great choice for those who are willing to try our services for the first time or are beginning their adventure with genealogy.
As a result of our research you receive the report that includes copies of all records found during the research, along with translations, our comments and explanations, maps showing the locations of your ancestors’ origin, and our suggestions of what could be done next.
The cost of our basic package is $199 USD and includes:
- Time spent on the actual research and preparing the translations and the report (approximately 5-8 hours)
- All administration fees (copies of records, etc.)
In case of the basic package we require 100% down payment before we start the research. On special request the payment can be split into two parts. and the balance after you receive the final report.
Most of our projects are completed within 3-4 weeks.
That package enables us to get to any archive in Poland (if necessary) and dedicate the whole working day to your case. It means that we are able to check about 30-50 years of the birth, marriage and death certificates (depending on the quality of handwriting and the state of preservation of the books), and thanks to it we can trace about 2-3 generations of your ancestors. Of course we can adjust the research plan to your expectations and focus either on the vertical line (tracing only parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, and so on to reach the oldest generation), or the horizontal line (tracing the siblings of i.e. your grandparents), or combine both. Depending on your request, we can also search for the descendants of the siblings of the person who emigrated – as it is usually required in case you would like to find living relatives of yours and reconnect with your Polish family.
Having collected all the records, the next step is to translate them into English. Depending on the part of Poland your ancestors came from, the original records might be written in Polish, German (including gothic handwriting), Latin, or Russian (Cyryllic alphabet) – so the proper translation is an important part of the process.
As a result you receive the report that includes copies of all the records, along with reliable translations, our comments and explanations, maps showing the locations of all the places found during the research, and our suggestions what could be done next.
The cost of our premium package is $ 529 USD and includes:
- Time and cost of getting to any archive in Poland if necessary;
- All administration fees, copies of records, etc;
- Time spent in the archive, on preparing the translations and the report (approximately 18 hours),
- Our assistance in case of any questions after the research is done.
In case of the premium package we require 50% down payment before we start the research and the balance after you receive the final report.
Most of our projects are completed within 4 weeks.
As that service requires our personal visit in the town or village your ancestors came from, the cost mainly depends on the location and the estimation is done individually. The average cost of the ‘on-site research’ is usually from $450-$800.
Please let us know more about your ancestors and expectations about the research and we will gladly prepare an estimation that can be also adjusted to your budget.