Hire a Professional Genealogist for your Family History Research
You might not have the time to research your own family history and might like to use the experience and knowledge of a professional genealogist. These family history experts will know where to source local archive information and parish records. They may also be able to help you if you’ve reached a dead-end in your own Family Tree research.
So how much does a Professional Genealogist Cost?
This may vary according to the experience of the researcher and area of the country they operate in. Many UK Genealogists work on an hourly rate fee or by means of fixed fee packages. Generally the hourly rate will be between £15 per hour to £50 per hour plus expenses but currently most seem to charge between £20 – £30 per hour plus expenses. When you hire a Genealogist you need to agree the charges first. The Association of Genealogists & Researchers in Archives has a very useful member search facility and covers England & Wales. The results can be tailored to suit the type of research and area of country. Most members have professional websites that explain their experience, qualifications, and most sites will include charging information including the hourly rate and fixed fee costs if applicable.
Professional Genealogists - useful contacts
|Country||Association||Members lists (if applicable)|
|England and Wales||The Association of Genealogists|
& Researchers in Archives
|Scotland||The Association of Scottish Genealogists & Researchers in Archives||asgra.co.uk/members.php|
|Northern Ireland||The Society of Genealogists Northern Ireland|
|International||The Association of Professional Genealogists|
Train to Become a Professional Genealogist
Building Family Trees and researching old archives can be extremely interesting and fulfilling work. You might want to learn to solve Genealogy brick walls by using skills acquired from experienced genealogists. Learning about the lives that our ancestor’s lived brings History to life. So perhaps you would like to find a job in this field and become a professional genealogist yourself? Or you might just like to study the subject to a deeper level to aid your own personal Family History research. If so, check out these genealogy courses.