Schedule of Fees

Hourly Fee — $95.00

The hourly fee includes prepa­ra­tion of a research plan, actu­al time research­ing, as well as time for prepa­ra­tion of a research report. If any expens­es are incurred, you would be invoiced for them. Includ­ed in all research reports is a descrip­tion of the research per­formed, a detailed analy­sis of the infor­ma­tion found, a cal­en­dar of records searched, and source-cit­ed copies of any rel­e­vant doc­u­ments.


For projects that are esti­mat­ed to be under 10 hours, pre­pay­ment in full is nec­es­sary. 

For projects that are esti­mat­ed to be over 10 hours, a retain­er of 10 hours or $950 is required.

Research reports are not trans­mit­ted to the client until the final por­tion of the fee is paid (if not paid in advance).

Doc­u­ment Requests from Ital­ian Archives

$75 — one doc­u­ment request

$125 — two doc­u­ments request­ed from the same office

Requests to mul­ti­ple offices or for more than two doc­u­ments request­ed from the same office — a quote will be giv­en depend­ing on the specifics of the project.  Some civ­il record offices or provin­cial archives charge per fam­i­ly mem­ber when prepar­ing a State of the Fam­i­ly Cer­tifi­cate. These fees are not cov­ered by the stat­ed doc­u­ment fee and would be invoiced at the end of the project.

We are very expe­ri­enced in acquir­ing doc­u­ments that oth­er genealog­i­cal providers are unable to find. We often receive requests to find­ing miss­ing doc­u­ments that oth­er Ital­ian dual cit­i­zen­ship, Ital­ian research firms, or pro­fes­sion­al geneal­o­gists were unable to find.  Research to find out why a record has not been found in your Ital­ian town of ori­gin, or to find where your ances­tors orig­i­nat­ed, will be charged at the hourly rate list­ed above.

Occa­sion­al­ly, an office in Italy sim­ply refus­es to pro­vide the request­ed doc­u­ment, despite our best efforts.  This is the excep­tion, rather than the rule.  The doc­u­ment request fee would still apply because the work was still per­formed.  We have a 99% suc­cess rate and will make every effort pos­si­ble [through every repos­i­to­ry the record may be held in] in order to acquire the nec­es­sary doc­u­ment.

Ital­ian Cit­i­zen­ship Ser­vices

Please see the sep­a­rate tabs (pages) on this web­site which detail these ser­vices and their costs.   

Mail­ing of Cer­ti­fied Doc­u­ments Out­side the U.S.

Mail­ing of cer­ti­fied Ital­ian doc­u­ments to a coun­try out­side of the U.S. can be very cost­ly.  The client would be respon­si­ble for the costs of mail­ing at the end of the project.  Cer­ti­fied doc­u­ments are sent in a man­ner which allows us to track the pack­age, in case it does not arrive.  This helps to assure that the doc­u­ment does not get lost.

Ital­ian Doc­u­ment Trans­la­tion Ser­vices

Trans­la­tions are $50 per hour.  We would be glad to pro­vide a free esti­mate of time need­ed, if you for­ward dig­i­tal copies of the doc­u­ments that need trans­la­tion to

Doc­u­ments for cit­i­zen­ship are trans­lat­ed word-for-word, as required by Ital­ian con­sulates. If you would like to see an exam­ple of one of these trans­la­tions, please email us at the address above.

Doc­u­ments for genealog­i­cal pur­pos­es — Most Ital­ian civ­il and parish records fol­low a gen­er­al for­mat and do not take long to trans­late.  Unless you request a word-for-word trans­la­tion, we would pro­vide a trans­lat­ed abstrac­tion of all genealog­i­cal­ly per­ti­nent infor­ma­tion.  For­mu­la word­ing is omit­ted to save the client time and mon­ey, unless nec­es­sary to under­stand the doc­u­ment with­in its social or his­tor­i­cal con­text.  

Pay­ment Meth­ods

Pay­ment is accept­ed through the pay­ment ser­vices, Pay­Pal or Square. Please con­tact us before mak­ing pay­ment and an invoice will be emailed to you.