Our Research Costs


How much will the research cost? Fees for our research are charged on a time basis which commences at £30.00 per hour. Expenses are also charged to cover travel costs to archive repositories, for the cost of copy charges and the costs of ordering certificate. There may be a cost of admission to a particular archive repository although this is unusual. A minimum fee may apply to some elements of research.

Connecting Generations Ancestral Research operates a set charge or tariff for obtaining certificates and wills for the following.

For birth, marriage & death certificates £18.50 For wills 1858-1996 £16.50


Family Histories 


Researching your ancestors and compiling a record of your family history is usually undertaken on a fee instalment basis. Usually we ask that an instalment of £300.00 is agreed for a specific programme of research. At the conclusion of each specific phase of research a fully documented report is provided together with suggestions of how to proceed further based upon our findings to date. Should you wish to continue with further research then new objectives can then be agreed and further work undertaken once a new instalment is paid. Connecting Generations Ancestral Research is able to offer specific tailored family history research options.

Bronze Research: £195.00

The Bronze Research is suitable for 19th and 20th century research and includes researching one surname back for two or three generations from your starting point with relevant certificates and census copies, and includes a short report and printed pedigree chart.

Silver Research: £395.00

The Silver Research encompasses one surname researched back for five to six generations from your starting point. Relevant certificates and copies of census returns and/or any other relevant documents will be supplied together with a report and chart.

Gold Research: £695.00

The Gold Research option explores one or more ancestral lines. Includes up to 24 hours of research, copies of all relevant documents or transcripts where copies are not available, a full bound report and chart.

Agreed fees and expenses will be required in advance of research being conducted and must accompany written instructions to proceed with research.

Payment is accepted by:

British currency cheque or electronic bank transfer (International or within the UK). Please contact us for details of the bank account to be credited.

Credit Card using "PAYPAL" – a secure internet pay site. PayPal payments are not accepted for fees under £50

Use of PayPal is subject to a minimum fee payment of £50.00


For more information call Connecting Generations Ancestral Research today.