Genealogy research projects can take from four to twenty hours for the initial block of hours.1 All projects are evaluated on a case-by-case basis with a recommended block of hours based on the evaluation.
As a rule of thumb:
- Five-hour blocks are best-suited for basic questions, such as, “Who were the parents of ___ ?” Or “Where and when did ___ die?”
- More complex projects, such as those involving DNA analsysis, brick wall ancestors and lineage society applications, require longer research times.2
A research report will be one of the following, delivered to you via email:
- Traditional genealogy and/or DNA research: a source-cited analytical report of the research findings.*
– OR –
- For lineage society projects: a source-cited lineage chart for each life event: birth, marriage, death, and child/parent connection.*
*Copies of source-cited documents can be ordered as an additional package.
- All research includes source analysis and interpretation of documents following the Genealogical Proof Standard as written and updated periodically by the Board for Certification of Genealogists.
- Mountain State Genealogy cannot guarantee the results of research. Likewise, due to varying society rules, Mountain State Genealogy cannot guarantee the acceptability of documentation to any lineage society.